You Can Go Green With These Easy Recycling Tips

Recycle Bins 

 

The Bottom Line on Recycling Do's and Dont's

There is no single standard for recycling - every community sets their own.

Phone Books and Pizza Boxes are often not welcomed by recycling programs.

Not all plastic can be recycled. Look for the recycling symbol to be sure.

 

Did you know?

Your local community or trash pickup firm can usually advise on recycling regulations.

 

Do Recycle:

  • High-quality plastics labeled with number one and two recycling symbols.
  • Food and beverage containers, such as milk, soda, water, salad dressings, etc.
  • Jars and canisters such as those used for peanut butter, soap, and aspirin bottles, etc.
  • Mail, junk and otherwise, including brochures, fliers, white/light envelopes, etc.
  • Aluminum, tin and steel cans, such as soda, beer, tuna, vegetable, etc.
  • Printed paper such as newspaper, magazines, phone books, legal pads, etc.

Don't Recycle (usually):
Be sure to check with your local recycling officials, since some of the items below CAN be recycled in some communities.

  • Plastic bags
  • Newspaper delivery bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Lids from glass containers
  • Pizza boxes
  • Phone books
  • Mirrors
  • Aerosol cans
  • Paint cans
  • Wax paper
  • Food-soiled paper
  • Window glass
  • Ceramics
  • Light bulbs
  • Microwaveable food trays

 

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Comment balloon 7 commentsLisa Von Domek • September 08 2018 10:53PM

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Hi Lisa Von Domek - This is always good information to go green.  Each homeowner or resident should check with their community to see what is acceptable and where the nearest bins are located if you do not have a personal recycle bin. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 16 days ago

Great public service announcement, Lisa! As seldom as we order pizzas, I always hated putting those boxes in the trash. About 3 years ago, Charlotte began allowing pizza boxes and I'm so glad. It just seemed like such a waste to put it in the trash!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Believe it or not Minot, a city of aprox 45,0000, has NO recycling program what-so-ever Lisa Von Domek .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 16 days ago

Great tips and an easy way to go green on any level

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 16 days ago

Good morning, Lisa Von Domek after reading the two categories, I'll admit, I've made a few errors... not many though!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 15 days ago

Hi Lisa... I'm all about recycling... you have some don'ts on your list that are do's in my area. And fortunately, Publix has a place to recycle styrofoan containers, which I bring over on a regular basis.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 15 days ago

Hi Lisa Von Domek I firmly believe that no one should ever pollute our environment. That said, I think we need to bring back incinerators. Most of this trash could be burned to produce enough energy to heat our water (or our homes)  without polluting the environment. A very efficient fire with "scrubbers" in the chimney could produce the energy WITHOUT polluting the air.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) 15 days ago

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