Reducing your waste by recycling and reusing materials is beneficial to our entire community. Exercising good practices creates a healthy environment, keeps trash rates down and prolongs the life of our local landfills. If you are not sure what to recycle, then call your community. Better to check than to not recycle at all.
The items listed below can be recycled:
- Aluminum beverage cans
- Steel tin cans (vegetable, fruit, soup-type cans)
- Newspaper, printing paper, colored paper, paper sacks
- Magazines, newsletters (NO shredded paper)
- Cardboard boxes (broken down and flat)
- Plastic bottles and containers (food, beverage, condiment, shampoo and detergent-type – showing #1 through #6 on the bottom or side of the bottle or container)
- Glass food and beverage jars and bottles (clear, green and brown)
Remember - Recyclables should be clean and dry. Safety is the reason why. Remove the caps, lids and rings because they can't be recycled. For recycle day and other information please contact your community.
Fun fact #1: Recycling one aluminum can can save enough energy to run a TV for three hours!
Fun fact #2: A ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees.
Fun fact #3: It takes 14,471 plastic milk jugs to make one double decker playground equipment.
Fun fact #4: Every glass bottle recycled can save enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours.