Did you know that you can recycle most of your day-to-day household garbage? Recycling is now easier and more convenient than ever! Here are a few tips to make the process simpler in your home.

  • Cleaning your containers is only optional! Most people rinse because of smell, not because they have to.
  • Keep all lids and labels on containers.
  • Recycle your plastic bags – just not in your blue box! Take your plastic shopping bags back to a store with a collection program so they can be turned into new bags! Click here for a list of stores.

Here are a few items that aren’t accepted in your blue box program:

  • Plastics without a recycling triangle
  • Plastic bags (return or reuse instead)
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Aluminum foil, foil pie plates, foil food containers
  • Foam food, beverage containers and packing materials

Remember, recycling happens in more places than just your kitchen. Don’t forget about other areas of your home too!

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