Ultimate Guide To The Dos And Don'ts Of Recycling

DO Check for Local Requirements

You should always check with your local recycling provider to discover which products they take as recycling plants might be configured to handle a variety of goods.

DO Separate Your Materials by Stream

Sort your recyclables into cardboard, mixed paper, commingled paper, and compost streams. By sorting your materials, you ensure that they remain clean all the way to the recycling plant

DO Recycle Plastics #1,2,5

A lot of curbside recycling programs recycle PETE and HDPE. PETE may be found in a variety of transparent bottles, including those that hold beer, salad dressing, peanut butter, and soda and water. Household items including milk jugs, cleaning supplies, shampoo, and detergent bottles all include HDPE.

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DO NOT Recycle Plastics #3, 4, 5, 6, AND 7

PVC (#3), LDPE (#4), PP (#5), and PS (#6) are often not collected curbside because they become trapped in sorting equipment at recycling centres. Consult service provider to see whether any of these are acceptable in your recovery program. If not, cut back on your use of these polymers.

DO NOT Recycle Yard Waste

Organics and yard garbage will contaminate your prized recyclables. Composting, on the other hand, is an excellent means of recovering organic waste from your business.

DO NOT Recycle Plastic Shopping Bags With Other Recyclables

Thin plastics, such as supermarket bags, choke recycling machinery at processing plants. They need specialized recycling capabilities, which many recycling facilities lack. Also, reusable bags are a great alternative.

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