Recycling 101

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

Follow this guide to learn recycling basics.

1. Know what is recyclable and can be thrown away.

- Paper & Cardboard

( Flatten cardboard, newspaper, common mail, office paper and magazines)

- Metal Cans

( Beverage and food cans)

- Plastic Bottles and Jugs

( food and liquid containers)

These items can be thrown away in your recycling container.

2. Make sure your recyclable is empty, clean and dry

- NO dirty and wet containers

( When containers are not properly emptied, cleaned, and dried; it can contaminate the whole batch)

Now, that it's been noted what can be recycled. Let's look at WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE IN YOUR RECYCLING CONTAINER.

1. No Styrofoam

2. No Food

3. No Batteries and/or e-waste

4. No Yard waste

5. No Diapers

6. No Soiled paper

7. No Clothes

8. No Shoes

9. No Biohazard waste

10. No Toys

11. No Construction waste

12. No Greasy Pizza Box

13. No Plastic Bags

14. No Disposable Cups

15. No Plastic Take-out containers

When it comes to recycling, everybody has a part to play. With proper recycling, we can ensure our planet's viability by making sure recyclable materials don't end up in landfills or our oceans.

Interested in learning how much plastic you waste? Check out this link to calculate your plastic footprint!

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