Bear Valley Community Services District

Recycling 101: Use 3 rules to get it right

A quick recycling how-to

Published on:
February 7, 2020
Originally published:
The 3 rules for recycling, no matter the location

Recycling can be confusing, with so many different products and rules that vary by location. Use these 3 basic recycling rules to help get it right:

  1. Recycle clean bottles, cans, paper and cardboard
  2. Keep food and liquid out of recycling
  3. No loose plastic or bagged recyclables
Plastic Bottles & Containers

Clean and dry containers, then put the cap back on before tossing in the bin

Food & Beverage Cans

Recycle empty tin, aluminum and steel cans. Empty aerosol cans are also recyclable. If the can has a plastic lid, remove it before recycling.

Paper

Paper, newspaper and magazines can be recycled unless they are wet or soiled. If the paper does get wet, compost it instead.

Flattened Cardboard & Paperboard

Flatten and recycle all cardboard and paperboard. Cardboard pizza delivery boxes without leftovers or liners can be recycled, but please do not allow food leftovers to contaminate the recycling bin.

Food & Beverage Cartons, Glass Bottles & Containers

Our recycling allows us to deposit these containers. Make sure they are completely empty and flatten when possible.