Recycling – Get the Facts

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Did you know that if the average person looks into their trash can, there are usually many items that are recyclable?  Everything that is placed into your trash can eventually finds its way to a landfill.  Our landfills are filling up fast, so we need to get active and recycle as much as possible to off-set the amount of waste going to our landfills.  Look below for tips on what can be recycled and what cannot.

Recycle:  all paper, paper cups, newspaper, magazine, telephone books, directories, flattened cardboard, envelopes, file folders, soft bound books, hard bound books (inside only, no covers), aluminum cans, tin cans, frozen dinner boxes, plastic beverage containers (#1-7), plastic containers (#1 & 2), glass bottles, jars, and empty aerosol cans

Trash: waxy cardboard, food boxes, paper, produce, food waste, paper food stained items, plastic utensils, plastic straws, styrofoam, bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, plastic bags, non-numbered plastics, bubble wrap, packaging peanuts, plastic envelopes, padded envelopes, dishes, dishware, and clothing