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May 28

Recycling Do's and Don'ts!

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 3:09 PM by Maggie Le

Jun 2020 -Recycling Image Guide
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It is important to recycle everything we could, in order to take care of the environment. Today, recycling containers can be found in our homes, our offices, and our classrooms, as recycling has become part of our culture.

When it comes to recycling, it is important to note what items can be placed in the recycling container, how to prepare your recyclables, and which items should never be placed in the recycling container. Items that can be placed in the recycling container include flattened cardboard, paper, metal cans, and plastic bottles and jugs. Please do not crush cans. Before placing these items in the recycling container, please ensure that they are kept empty, clean, and dry. Empty means ensuring there is no food, liquid, or product residue. Clean means that empty recyclables should be rinsed before being placed in the recycling container. If you cannot get a container completely clean, it is best to put it in the trash. Dry means letting containers dry before placing them in the recycling container. This is due to the fact that wet or soiled paper and cardboard that are mixed with recyclables cannot be recycled. Moreover, please keep recyclable items loose. Never put recyclables in containers or bags before placing them in the recycling container.

The following items should NEVER be placed in the recycling container:

  • Plastic Bags & Wrappers
  • Soiled Paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Clothing & Shoes
  • Greasy Pizza Boxes
  • Tools
  • Food
  • Toys
  • Electronics & Batteries
  • Construction Waste
  • Medical Waste
  • Yard Waste
  • Diapers
  • Scrap Metal