Recycling 101: Use 3 rules to get it right
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:
- Recycle clean bottles, cans, paper and cardboard
- Keep food and liquid out of recycling
- 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, 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.