Recycling Guidelines For Holiday Season

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According to experts, there is always an increase in the amount of household materials to be disposed of during the holiday season, including recyclable plastic bags. Residents are urged to contribute keeping their cities clean and beautiful, and protecting the environment.

Items accepted for recycling inside blue bins include: glass containers, plastic containers marked with the numbers 1 through 7, metal cans and containers, recyclable trade show bags, and milk and juice containers.

Cardboard must be clean, flattened and tied in 2' by 3' bundles and newspaper and mixed paper will be accepted for recycling when tied together in a bundle or in a paper bag. Additionally, shredded paper and extra containers placed in clear, clean plastic bags will be accepted for recycling. Items that are not generally accepted include: food stained cardboard, plastic bags or plastic film, and Styrofoam. However, there are options to recycling some of these items. For instance, Styrofoam packing peanuts may be brought to local packaging stores, and custom printed poly bags can be recycled at local grocery stores.

Beginning next year, many cities will initiate pilot programs, during which residents will be able to mix recycled materials in one bin, like paper and plastic bags, rather than separate items as currently required. For more information about plastic and paper bag manufacturing and recycling, contact Aplastic Bag to learn more.

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