Recycling is a great initiative to start moving towards a greener and healthier Community or Environment. The smallest change is already a positive contribution to making our planet better !!!
Households, Businesses, and Industry produce a lot of waste that can be easily recycled to reduce the burden on our planet.
PLASTICS (# 1,2,3,4,5, 7)
Every plastic today displays a small recycling triangle somewhere(normally at the bottom/side, or on the label).
- Soda or Water Bottles
- Rinsed Tubes, Jars and Tubs
- Detergent bottles/Household cleaning container
- Buckets, plastic bottles or crates
- Plastic toys
- Shampoo bottles
If you don't see a clear # number on the plastic that clearly identify it, then assume that it's not recyclable.
NO plastic film (such as plastic grocery bags or plastic wrap around toilet paper etc.)
NO styrofoam (or any plastic #6)
NO paint/plastic motor oil containers
NO cereal box bags (see 'Plastic Film')
NO plastic straws
NO plastic silverware
PAPER AND CARDBOARD
- White and color paper (File folders, Printer, Copier paper)
- Newspapers, magazines, brochures, catalogs (this includes glossy paper)
- Cardboard under 4' in length
- Corrugated cardboard (has wavy inner liner)
- Pizza boxes (MUST BE GREASE FREE, no liner, no leftover food inside)
- Unwaxed cardboard (appliance boxes)
- Paper bags, paperboard boxes (cereal/pasta boxes, egg cartons)
- Junk mail, phone books, envelopes (windows ok)
- Hard and softcover books
- Multi 3 ply paper, chipboard
NO tissues, towels, soiled paper
NO waxed paper or spiral notebooks
NO packing materials
NO ice cream containers
NO wrapping paper or tissue paper
NO pizza boxes if they have any grease in them
This can be any glass and can be recycled over and over, without losing any of its qualities.
- Rinsed white, green and brown glass
- Clean bottles and jars, some examples are:
- Soda Bottles(Snapple, Cooldrink)
- Wine and Liquor Bottles
- Jelly jars
- Tomato/mustard/ketchup/Salad Dressing Bottles/Jars (Remove Lids, this must be recycled separately).
NO mirrors or plate glass (like windows or glass from picture frames)
NO light bulbs or flower pots
NO candle glass
NO kitchen glass (pint glasses, bowls)
- Rinsed Soda/Food cans
- Rinsed Food, soda cans/containers
- Rinsed (and balled) aluminum foil
- Rinsed tomato paste or sauce cans
- Rinsed pet food cans
- Empty food grade aerosol cans (Spray and Cook, PAM cooking spray)
- Clean metal & aluminum cans
- Clean aluminum food trays
NO paint/oil cans
NO soiled cans/tins
NO beer bottle caps
Lots of items fall into this category including alarm clocks; CD/DVD players and game consoles; small kitchen appliances such as kettles, toasters, and blenders; personal grooming products like hairdryers, straighteners, electric toothbrushes, and shavers; garden tools such as lawnmowers and shredders; other items such as lamps, torches, vacuum cleaners, phones, radios, TVs, printers, cameras, and smoke alarms.
It's simple to tell if the application of item is electrical;
- Does it have a cord or Plug?
- Use Batteries?
- Need charging?
- Any picture on the product that looks like a crossed-out wheelie bin on it?
Any mixed product that contains two or more different materials is a bit more difficult to separate or recycle, but it's still do-able.
• Paper cartons like broth and milk are accepted, leave plastic lids and tops on the bottle (these are called Tetra-paks, they are paper with a thin film/coating.)
• Glass jars with metal lids should be separated before going in single-stream
NO garden hoses
NO paper pet food bags
NO dryer sheets
NO yard waste