Still think it is too much hassle, too complicated to recycle?
Even the smallest bit of recycling makes a difference.
Before we had curbside service our family would
drive it over to recycling and
then do something family oriented with the money.
I'm going to make it super simple for you.
No more excuses.
These items are typically accepted at most recycling centers
and curbside pickup and have the least amount of rules:
|Aluminum Cans (all the sodas of the world)|
|Steel Cans (soup cans, veggie cans, coffee cans, etc. and you don't even need to remove the labels)|
|Magazines and slick inserts (after you are finished with that magazine and all those catalogs and ads that arrive in the mail, they can be recycled)|
These items are accepted on a regular basis, with some exceptions.
|Corrugated Cardboard (shipping and packaging boxes, usually identifiable by a layer of paper sandwiched between sheets. Used pizza boxes are NOT accepted)|
|Paper and Paperboard (office paper, notebook paper, cereal boxes, non-Styrofoam egg cartons, some pre-packaged food boxes. Some paper items like paper milk cartons and drink boxes are lined with wax or plastic and are often not accepted.|
Plastics (milk jugs, shampoo bottles, detergent bottles, vitamin bottles, plastic soda and water containers etc. Most centers will only accept those plastics labeled with
and HDPE 2 symbols.
These can generally be found molded into the bottom of the containers. If you can't identify the type of plastic, don't include it. Most facilities also require that you remove the cap since it is usually made of a different type of plastic. Some facilities will accept additional plastics, so, check with your local recycling center.
Glass (beer and wine bottles, pickle jars, jelly jars, etc. Occasionally a center will accept only certain "colors" of glass. Light bulbs, Pyrex, ceramics, and mirrors are NEVER accepted. Glass is becoming less accepted because of the potential for injury to workers.