Recycling Tips

Recycling Dos and Donts

Every community has its own regulations on what can be recycled and what can’t. Some recycle paper, plastic and metal, some one or two but not all three, and some communities have no recycling program at all. Always check first with your community recycling program, local government or trash pickup company before you start taking material into recycling collection points, or put material into recycling bins for curbside collection.

That said, we have found that, in most communities, the following recycling dos and donts generally apply.

Do Recycle:

  • High-quality plastics labeled with number one and two recycling symbols.
  • Food and beverage containers, such as milk, soda, water, salad dressings, etc.
  • Jars and canisters such as those used for peanut butter, soap, and aspirin bottles, etc.
  • Mail, junk and otherwise, including brochures, fliers, white/light envelopes, etc.
  • Aluminum, tin and steel cans, such as soda, beer, tuna, vegetable, etc.
  • Printed paper such as newspaper, magazines, phone books, legal pads, etc.

Don’t Recycle (usually):
Be sure to check with your local recycling officials, since some of the items below CAN be recycled in some communities.

  • Plastic bags
  • Newspaper delivery bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Lids from glass containers
  • Pizza boxes
  • Phone books
  • Mirrors
  • Aerosol cans
  • Paint cans
  • Wax paper
  • Food-soiled paper
  • Window glass
  • Ceramics
  • Light bulbs
  • Microwaveable food trays

Special Handling
Some communities have special rules for recycling containers of cleaning products, automotive fluids and yard care products. Please check local regulations to ensure such containers are properly recycled.
[tagline_box title=”The Local Realty™ has Associates across the world!” description=”To Find An Associate Call 866.538.6057 or Search, Rate and Review our Associates & Partners on!”][/tagline_box]


The Local Realty

The Local Realty is the leading International Lifestyle Real Estate Brokerage specializing in Local Real Estate Services. All of our Real Estate Associates specialize in a specific Community or Property type in order to provide the highest level of service and Local Real Estate Market expertise to our clientele.

    Related posts

    Selling a Green Home

    Selling Your Home the Green Way If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, you are...

    Continue reading
    by The Local Realty

    Saving your Green

    Living Green, Saving Green You know that doing your part to protect the environment is the right...

    Continue reading
    by The Local Realty

    Remodeling Green

    Renovating your Home the Green Way Day in and day out, our real estate agents are asked the same...

    Continue reading
    by The Local Realty