Recycling Monster Will EAT You

Hey guys, I love how you’re trying to do your part with recycling. Especially on my hall in hi-rise (thumbs up!). But there are some things that seem recyclable that are not in fact recyclable in our system.

For example, in the glass/metal/plastic bin you can recycle #1 and #2 plastics. Most soda and shampoo/conditioner bottles are coded for this kind of recycling. You can check as they usually have a little imprint on them somewhere.

But those red solo cups that everyone knows and loves? Well, see, if you look at their bottom, they’re coded with a #6 which means they are not recyclable in our bins.

Why do I bring this up? If a bin is contaminated with trash or food, it will not get recycled. While I’m not precisely sure how the recycling company judges non-#1 and #2 plastics, I’d rather not see an otherwise good bin of recyclables end up in a landfill.

So just check your things before you chuck them. And make sure you’re depositing them in the right bin.

For more information on recycling and what not, here you go.

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