DIY Warrior Recycling

Why Recycle?

Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution. As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.

Paper

  • all office paper
  • white paper
  • colored paper
  • newspaper (bags and strings removed)
  • magazines (all types)
  • catalogs (all types)
  • phonebooks (all types)
  • junk mail
  • paperboard
  • tissue boxes
  • heavy weight folders
  • paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • food packaging (unwaxed only please)
  • shredded paper (in plastic bag to minimize blow-away potential)
  • paper milk, juice and soy milk cartons (should be empty)
  • books: all soft cover, hard covers should be ripped off
  • empty paper coffee cups (plastic lids removed)

Cardboard

  • pizza boxes (food and wax paper removed)
  • corrugated cardboard
  • brown paper bags
  • boxboard (i.e. shoeboxes, gift boxes, cereal boxes)

Metal

  • metal and tin beverage containers
  • metal and tin food containers
  • aluminum foil
  • aluminum take-out containers
  • kitchen cookware: metal pots, pans, tins and utensils

Glass

  • All colors glass bottles and jars
  • clear glass
  • green glass
  • brown glass
  • blue glass
  • glass food containers
  • beer and wine bottles

Plastics

  • All plastics numbers 1-7 (NO styrofoam, which is sometimes labeled #5)
  • food and beverage containers
  • screw top jars
  • deli-style containers
  • Clam-shell take-out containers
  • plastic cups (lids and straws removed)
  • milk jugs
  • soap bottles
  • clean grocery and retail plastic bags (no other type accepted)
  • plastic jugs/bottles: soda bottles, laundry detergent jug

 

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