PRESENT WRAPPING STUFF
There is nothing like ribbons, bows, and shiny wrapping paper with foil and glitter but all that stuff is stuff you can’t stuff in the blue bin. The same goes for packing peanuts, Styrofoam and plastic wrap. Don’t even think about putting ornaments or holiday string lights in the bin either.
If your paper looks like this without foil and glitter then you can recycle it.
If you have cards that have glitter like this one, don’t throw them in the blue bin.
Don’t put foil like this in the blue bin. Throw them into the gray bin.
No one likes to do dishes but if you use disposal utensils, paper plates, plastic cups and paper napkins, put them in the gray bin. Anything with food residue on it cannot be put into the blue bin, including pizza boxes. They have cheese, grease, and pizza sauce that will mess up the recycling machinery.
If you buy cases of water bottles, toilet paper or other products that are wrapped with a separate piece of plastic, don’t put that plastic wrap in the blue bin. The recycling program only accepts Plastics #1 and #2 so look for that on your plastics.
If you need more information you can go to the department’s online recycling wizard tool by clicking here and get rid of your Christmas recycling properly.
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