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Posted on: August 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Recycling: Are you doing it right?

MARC Recycling Guide

DO

  • Do recycle all empty bottles, cans, paper and cardboard. No glass in bins!
  • Do keep foods and liquids out of recycling.
  • Do keep plastic bags out of recycling.
  • Do recycle glass at Ripple Containers ONLY, located at Spring Hill Price Chopper.

DON'T 

  • Don’t bag your recyclables. Plastic bags and films get tangled in machinery. 
  • Don’t include food-soiled items. They can turn an entire load of recycling into trash. 
  • Don’t add sharp or dangerous materials like needles and electronics. They can cause injury to workers. 
  • Don’t toss in “tanglers” like rubber hoses and wires. They can shut down an entire recycling center. 
  • Don’t include bulky items like propane tanks or construction debris. 

To see a list of acceptable and unacceptable recycling items, click here for a flier from the Mid-America Regional Council. 

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