Recycling How-To

IN THE BIN

NOT IN THE BIN

WHAT ABOUT…?

Bottle Caps

Leave caps on bottles, or they'll fall through the cracks at the sorting facility.

Juice Boxes and Milk Cartons

Multi-layer containers are not recyclable in our system. Dispose with trash. Buy recyclable plastic if possible.

Paper Plates and Cups

Not Recyclable. Most have plastic coating that prevents the paper from being released. Plastic plates can't be properly sorted, and are often non recyclable. They can be wet or yucky too. Reusable is best. Compostable is ok only if it gets composted.

Cups

Only empty, clear, non-PLA plastic cups are recyclable. Paper, colored and PLA cups go in the trash. Reusable cups and bottles are best.

Pizza Boxes

Yes, but no pizza or cheese please. (A little grease is tolerable) Dispose of dirty cardboard with trash, or put in your backyard compost bin.

paper towels and tissue

put in trash or compost. The short fibers in paper towels and tissues can't be effectively recycled. an they are often dirty. Try reusable rags and hankies.

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