80% of trash is recyclable. Most items that we use every day have containers that are made of materials that can be recycled and used over and over.
Recycling is the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products. By using such materials we reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from land-filling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal.
Items We Accept
Any paper product
Lawn and garden tractor batteries
Plastics No. 1 and No. 2
Items We Don't Accept
Appliance Program Items
There are two types of plastic: Number 1 and Number 2.
Plastic No. 1
This kind of plastic is called polyethylene terephthalate, or PETE. Most disposable soda and water bottles are made of this. It is usually clear.
Plastic No. 2
This kind of plastic is called high density polyethylene, or HDPE. Most milk jugs, detergent bottles, juice bottles, butter tubs, and toiletry bottles are made of this. It is usually opaque.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce: Try to buy goods with less packaging or made from recycled materials.