So, you think you have been recycling? Think again!

 

Last updated 11/4/2021 at 9:49am



November 15th is America Recycles Day; let’s do it properly, America! You think you recycle? Maybe not. Let’s look at a number one reason your recyclables aren’t being recycled. Contamination. Your recyclables must be rinsed out; can’t be dirty- no cigarette butts in your plastic bottles, don’t recycle your spit cans, no diapers and no pizza boxes please! Soiled recyclables are garbage! And…don’t mix your plastics 1 through 7 together unless your recycler has blanket collections.

Here’s why you generally don’t mix plastic: the plastic resins, numbered 1-7 on their bottom...



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