The largest global buyer of recycled paper and plastic, China, is no longer accepting shipments of recyclables from other countries, which ultimately affects everyone. Learn how you can help - at the bin!
For paper to be recycled, it must be clean and dry. Roughly 80% of our recycling streams are comprised of paper products. To ensure these papers get properly recycled, make sure ALL recycling is clean and dry by emptying liquids and food residue. Give recyclables a quick rinse or shake it off.
Place your recyclables loose or in a brown paper bag into your recycling bin. Please do not use plastic bags – they jam and damage the recycling machinery. Visit WhatBin to learn more about plastic bag recycling opportunities in your area.
Compost food scraps, yard trimmings, and dirty paper. Paper that is dirty from food or liquids, like paper plates and paper towels, are great for the compost! This includes greasy pizza boxes, coffee grounds, meat bones, etc.
Hazardous waste, such as fluorescent light bulbs, paint or medications do not belong in any bin. In most areas, tossing hazardous items in the trash is illegal. Visit WhatBin
to find out where you can drop off hazardous waste in your area.
Electronic waste, such as batteries, TVs, cell phones, or laptops do not belong in any bin. Visit WhatBin to find out where you can properly dispose of electronics
in your area. If electronics are in working condition, please donate them to local non-profits.
Reduce single use items by bringing your own carry canvas bag, reusable water bottle or travel mug, and reusable lunch containers. Refuse plastic straws, plastic bags, and plastic water bottles.