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America Recycles Day is November 15: What to Know Before You Throw
- Know what to throw. Do your research about which items are recyclable in your community. Typically, items like plastic water bottles and jugs, aluminum and tin cans, and cardboard are recyclable. And, when in doubt, throw it out.
- Empty. Clean. Dry.™ Make sure containers are free of food or other residues. Take a few moments to rinse and dry items before tossing them in your recycling bin.
- Don't bag it. Plastic grocery bags and garbage bags cannot be recycled curbside. Put your recyclables directly into your blue recycling container to be sure those loads don't end up in the landfill.
- Understand Recycling Symbols: It is a common misconception that numbers on the bottom of plastic materials indicate whether an item is recyclable. Be sure to check w ith your local recycling provider for specific guidance on recycling plastics.
"Items that can be extracted from the waste stream and recycled support a circular economy, giving materials a second life as a new product," said
To help consumers improve their recycling habits,
Visit RecyclingSimplified.com for more information about why and how to recycle.
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