When it comes to recycling, we all want to do the right thing. Yet it can be rather confusing. Can I put yogurt cups in my recycling cart? When I take a stack of cardboard to my community recycling drop-off, can I include empty pizza boxes? Here are some quick tips to help you recycle right!
Place these items in your curbside bin or cart, and at your community drop-off:
Aluminum cans and metal cans such as tuna
Empty aerosol cans, such as hair spray; remove the tip
Glass bottles and jars
Paper cartons (from OJ, milk, broth, etc.); it helps to rinse them out first
Pizza boxes: remove any leftover crusts and stained liners
Plastic jugs and bottles
Unsoiled paper products, such as newspapers, junk mail, magazines, and paperboard
Please do not put these items in your recycling cart, bin, or community drop-off:
Plastic bags: these can tangle in the equipment at the recycling center. Many local stores have programs where you can return your plastic bags to the store for recycling.
Yogurt containers: these, as well as other large mouth containers such as margarine, are not accepted in curbside or drop-off programs.