Posted by Alyssa on April 12, 2019
Do you know what recyclable materials can go in your curbside recycling bin and which ones can’t? Did you know that there are specific things that can and cannot go into your recycling bin and if your recycling bin is contaminated with food, unrecyclable materials, etc. the entire bin is trashed? Take a little time reading up on what can and cannot go in your recycling bin and get ready to recycle!
- Rigid plastics/bottles
- Paper and cardboard
- Loose plastic bags
- Styrofoam cups or containers
- Soiled food containers
- Broken glass
This blog entry from EcoScraps explains in detail what you can and cannot recycle. Just remember that each city may have different things you can and cannot put in your curbside recycling bin. In Salt Lake City, for example, you are not allowed to put any glass or shredded paper in your recycling bin.
Check out your city's requirements and start making a difference!