Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What belongs in SJ recycling bins?

From the Mercury News:
"Nearly 40 percent of the stuff single-family homeowners dump into their recycling bins in much of the city is non-recyclable food waste and other junk, according to California Waste Solutions, the city's primary hauler. That's more than six times Oakland's 6-percent contamination rate, the company said."
So, what can't you put in the gray recycling container?
  • Padded envelopes, bubble wrap
  • Soiled paper or tissues
  • Disposable diapers
  • Packing peanuts, foam takeout containers and other polystyrene
  • Pillows, stuffed animals, carpet
  • Plastic bags (If they're clean, turn them in at a store recycling drop.) 
  • Shoes
  • Compact discs
  • Metallic gift wrap
  • Photographs

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