Learning About Recycling Services
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Learning About Recycling Services

Hello, I am Jolene Bonnell. I am going to use my site to discuss all of the techniques and tools you can use to recycle waste. There are a number of recycling programs in each community. You can recycle your electronics, scrap metal, cardboard and textiles if you know where to find your local drop off points. Some communities even provide food waste recycling services that turn old food into compost. I hope you can use the information on my site to increase the amount of waste you recycle at the proper venues. Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon.

Learning About Recycling Services

2 Tips For Filling Up Your Recycling Cart

Nelli Joki

If you have recently been given a recycling cart by your garbage provider, you are going to want to make sure that you understand how to properly use your cart for recycling.

#1 Break Down Cardboard

Cardboard can take up a lot of room, and usually comes in the form of boxes. Flattening your cardboard boxes, such as your cereal boxes and your cracker boxes, can save you a lot of space. If you have big cardboard boxes, you are going to want to break them down so that they are lying flat. If the cardboard boxes are really large, you may need to cut it down as well.

Cardboard is one of the most lightweight and also large items you can put in your cart, so it can be helpful to wait and put your cardboard on top of your recycling. That way, you'll leave enough room in your cart for your other recycling items.

Just make sure you don't set your cardboard against the side of your trash can. Most trash companies use mechanical arms to pick up trash cans and recycling carts for efficiency reasons, and it is highly unlikely that your trash collector actually jumps out and put the trash into the truck by hand.

One word of caution, keep grease pizza boxes out of your recycling bin. The grease messes with the recycling process. If there are no grease stains in the pizza box though, you can recycle it.

#2 Clean off Your Plastic Items

There are lots of plastic items that you can put in your scrap plastic recycling bin. Any clear container used to package fruit, bakery goods, and deli goods can be recycled. Containers for items such as yogurt, cottage cheese, and butter are good to recycle as well. Larger jugs, such as milk and detergent jugs, can go in your recycling bin. Most drink containers are also recyclable.

Just make sure that you clean off the food products before putting your food products in the recycling bin. Don't recycle plastic containers that still have liquids or food products in them.

Also, be careful with lids. Foil lids, like those found on yogurt, cannot be recycled. Most plastic caps and lids can also not be recycled, so be sure to take them off and put them in the trash can instead.

Your new recycling bin is a great place to put all of your plastic and cardboard items. Just make sure that the containers are clean, and break them down as much as possible so you can get as many recyclable items as possible into your recycling cared.