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Reduce waste and recycle right. Don’t put rechargeable batteries, foam containers or plastic bags in your recycling bins...
06/30/2021

Reduce waste and recycle right. Don’t put rechargeable batteries, foam containers or plastic bags in your recycling bins. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

Reduce waste and recycle right. Don’t put rechargeable batteries, foam containers or plastic bags in your recycling bins. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

Did you know that using reusable grocery bags decreases pollution, conserves resources, protects wildlife, helps avoid p...
06/29/2021

Did you know that using reusable grocery bags decreases pollution, conserves resources, protects wildlife, helps avoid problems at recycling centers and saves money? Choose reusable bags over plastic. Learn more tips at gorecycle.org. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

Did you know that using reusable grocery bags decreases pollution, conserves resources, protects wildlife, helps avoid problems at recycling centers and saves money? Choose reusable bags over plastic. Learn more tips at gorecycle.org. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

Adding compost you make to soil increases water retention, decreases erosion and keeps organic materials out of landfill...
06/28/2021

Adding compost you make to soil increases water retention, decreases erosion and keeps organic materials out of landfills. #doyourpart

Adding compost you make to soil increases water retention, decreases erosion and keeps organic materials out of landfills. #doyourpart

When grocery shopping, try to choose foods with less packaging and consider buying in bulk to cut down on waste. Learn m...
06/25/2021

When grocery shopping, try to choose foods with less packaging and consider buying in bulk to cut down on waste. Learn more tips at gorecycle.org. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

When grocery shopping, try to choose foods with less packaging and consider buying in bulk to cut down on waste. Learn more tips at gorecycle.org. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

The best place to make a difference is right in your own home. Learn to compost at home. Use food scraps, yard trimmings...
06/24/2021

The best place to make a difference is right in your own home. Learn to compost at home. Use food scraps, yard trimmings and other organic wastes to create a compost pile. Learn more tips at gorecycle.org.

The best place to make a difference is right in your own home. Learn to compost at home. Use food scraps, yard trimmings and other organic wastes to create a compost pile. Learn more tips at gorecycle.org.

We all need to do our part to reduce waste and recycle right. When ordering items to be delivered to your home, consider...
06/23/2021

We all need to do our part to reduce waste and recycle right. When ordering items to be delivered to your home, consider consolidating smaller items into one larger order to reduce waste. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

We all need to do our part to reduce waste and recycle right. When ordering items to be delivered to your home, consider consolidating smaller items into one larger order to reduce waste. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

When ordering takeout, ask the restaurant to hold the plastic utensils and napkins if you will be eating at home. #skipt...
06/23/2021

When ordering takeout, ask the restaurant to hold the plastic utensils and napkins if you will be eating at home. #skiptheplastic Learn more tips at gorecycle.org.

When ordering takeout, ask the restaurant to hold the plastic utensils and napkins if you will be eating at home. #skiptheplastic Learn more tips at gorecycle.org.

Loudoun County residents: The next #Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event is Saturday, June 26, 2021...
06/22/2021

Loudoun County residents: The next #Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event is Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Freedom High School in South Riding. Loudoun residents can bring their household hazardous waste to the event free of charge.

The next #Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event is Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Freedom High School in South Riding. Loudoun residents can bring their household hazardous waste to the event free of charge. Details here: https://bit.ly/3gMI36w

Important reminder for Arlington County residents: Always use the green curbside cart or paper bags. Plastic bags can't ...
06/22/2021

Important reminder for Arlington County residents: Always use the green curbside cart or paper bags. Plastic bags can't be composted and will not be collected.

Yard waste: Always use the green curbside cart or paper bags. Plastic bags can't be composted and won't be collected. https://recycling.arlingtonva.us/residential/yard-waste/year-round/

Know what’s recyclable in your community so you don’t contaminate the recycling process with items like plastic bags and...
06/22/2021

Know what’s recyclable in your community so you don’t contaminate the recycling process with items like plastic bags and clothing hangers. Check with your local recycling and solid waste office for information on what’s recyclable in your area. #recycleright

Know what’s recyclable in your community so you don’t contaminate the recycling process with items like plastic bags and clothing hangers. Check with your local recycling and solid waste office for information on what’s recyclable in your area. #recycleright

Fairfax County residents: Beginning on June 23, 2021 residents will be able to bring food scraps to one of four farmers ...
06/21/2021

Fairfax County residents: Beginning on June 23, 2021 residents will be able to bring food scraps to one of four farmers markets in Fairfax County. Food scraps can be stored in a reusable container or a disposable plastic bag. Some people like to keep their food scraps in the fridge or freezer during the week to cut down on smells. Make sure you deliver your food scraps to the DPWES collection area.

Beginning on June 23, 2021 residents will be able to bring food scraps to one of four farmers markets in Fairfax County. DPWES will have a collection area near the entrance to the market where we will accept the food scraps. The food scraps can be stored in a reusable container or a disposable plastic bag. Some people like to keep their food scraps in the fridge or freezer during the week to cut down on smells. Food scraps will not be collected before or after the market closes – make sure you deliver your food scraps to the DPWES collection area.

Use a reusable bottle or cup for drinks on-the-go. Always choose reusable cups and bottles over plastic. Learn more tips...
06/21/2021

Use a reusable bottle or cup for drinks on-the-go. Always choose reusable cups and bottles over plastic. Learn more tips at gorecycle.org

Use a reusable bottle or cup for drinks on-the-go. Always choose reusable cups and bottles over plastic. Learn more tips at gorecycle.org

Nuts, bolts and wire hangers cannot be recycled in your curbside bin. They can jam the sorting equipment, causing the fa...
06/18/2021

Nuts, bolts and wire hangers cannot be recycled in your curbside bin. They can jam the sorting equipment, causing the facility to have to shut down. Know how to #recycleright.

Nuts, bolts and wire hangers cannot be recycled in your curbside bin. They can jam the sorting equipment, causing the facility to have to shut down. Know how to #recycleright.

Make sure to recycle your soda cans. A single aluminum can save enough energy to power a TV for three hours. Put it in t...
06/17/2021

Make sure to recycle your soda cans. A single aluminum can save enough energy to power a TV for three hours. Put it in the #bluebin. #recycleright

Make sure to recycle your soda cans. A single aluminum can save enough energy to power a TV for three hours. Put it in the #bluebin. #recycleright

Foam containers, plastic bags and garden hoses are a few things that can’t go in your recycling bins. Help reduce waste ...
06/16/2021

Foam containers, plastic bags and garden hoses are a few things that can’t go in your recycling bins. Help reduce waste and recycle right. Learn more at gorecycle.org.

Foam containers, plastic bags and garden hoses are a few things that can’t go in your recycling bins. Help reduce waste and recycle right. Learn more at gorecycle.org.

Recycle empty bottles with caps on. You can recycle your bottle caps by putting them back on the bottle. Make sure to em...
06/16/2021

Recycle empty bottles with caps on. You can recycle your bottle caps by putting them back on the bottle. Make sure to empty your container first. #recycleright

Recycle empty bottles with caps on. You can recycle your bottle caps by putting them back on the bottle. Make sure to empty your container first. #recycleright

Remember to bring your reusable bags when you go to the store. Keeping reusable bags in the trunk of your car is a good ...
06/15/2021

Remember to bring your reusable bags when you go to the store. Keeping reusable bags in the trunk of your car is a good way to remember to use them.

Remember to bring your reusable bags when you go to the store. Keeping reusable bags in the trunk of your car is a good way to remember to use them.

Montgomery County residents: Due to staffing issues with county contractors, yard trim collection is ongoing but behind ...
06/15/2021

Montgomery County residents: Due to staffing issues with county contractors, yard trim collection is ongoing but behind schedule. If your yard trim was not picked up on your regular collection day, please leave materials curbside so that we can collect during the week. Some collections may be delayed. For questions or concerns call 311 (240-777-0311) and press 3 to get directed to Trash & Recycling or visit our website: https://montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/

Yard Trim Collection Update 6/14/2021. Due to staffing issues with county contractors, yard trim collection is ongoing but behind schedule. If your yard trim was not picked up on your regular collection day, please leave materials curbside so that we can collect during the week. Some collections may be delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. For questions or concerns call 311 (240-777-0311) and press 3 to get directed to Trash & Recycling or visit our website: https://montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/

Contaminants can pollute recyclables and turn your recyclables into trash. Check with your local jurisdiction to see wha...
06/15/2021

Contaminants can pollute recyclables and turn your recyclables into trash. Check with your local jurisdiction to see what can be recycled. #recycleright

Contaminants can pollute recyclables and turn your recyclables into trash. Check with your local jurisdiction to see what can be recycled. #recycleright

The most common contaminants that are seen in the everyday recycling stream are:• Diapers• Yard waste• Old clothes and s...
06/14/2021

The most common contaminants that are seen in the everyday recycling stream are:
• Diapers
• Yard waste
• Old clothes and shoes
• Food
• Plastic grocery bags
• Yard debris, including tree trimmings and grass or dead plants, flowers and trees, cannot be recycled. This also includes garden hoses, ropes and other gardening tools. Contact your local jurisdiction to learn more about how to compost organic material.

The most common contaminants that are seen in the everyday recycling stream are:
• Diapers
• Yard waste
• Old clothes and shoes
• Food
• Plastic grocery bags
• Yard debris, including tree trimmings and grass or dead plants, flowers and trees, cannot be recycled. This also includes garden hoses, ropes and other gardening tools. Contact your local jurisdiction to learn more about how to compost organic material.

Plastic straws can slip through the equipment at the recycling facilities and are often rejected due to residue. #Skipth...
06/14/2021

Plastic straws can slip through the equipment at the recycling facilities and are often rejected due to residue. #Skipthestraw #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

Plastic straws can slip through the equipment at the recycling facilities and are often rejected due to residue. #Skipthestraw #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

Fact: 60% of plastic bottles never make it into the recycling bin. Get back to the basics and #recycleright.
06/11/2021

Fact: 60% of plastic bottles never make it into the recycling bin. Get back to the basics and #recycleright.

Fact: 60% of plastic bottles never make it into the recycling bin. Get back to the basics and #recycleright.

If you live in the District and want to learn more about composting, check out this online workshop offered by DC Depart...
06/11/2021

If you live in the District and want to learn more about composting, check out this online workshop offered by DC Department of Public Works

Calling all District residents! Want to learn how to #compost in your backyard and earn a rebate up to $75 towards a home composting system? Register for our online June 12 workshop DC Department of Public Works

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1565315746039198733

Did you know clothing and linens are not recyclable? Check online to find a nearby spot to donate clothes and linens. Do...
06/11/2021

Did you know clothing and linens are not recyclable? Check online to find a nearby spot to donate clothes and linens. Don’t put them in the #bluebin. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

Did you know clothing and linens are not recyclable? Check online to find a nearby spot to donate clothes and linens. Don’t put them in the #bluebin. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

Make sure to empty and break down all cardboard before placing it in the recycling. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight
06/10/2021

Make sure to empty and break down all cardboard before placing it in the recycling. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

Make sure to empty and break down all cardboard before placing it in the recycling. #ReduceWasteRecycleRight

06/10/2021
Is This Recyclable? Plastic Bags

Plastic bags and plastic films like grocery bags, bread bags, or bubble wrap are not recyclable -- they can jam and break recycling machines. The best thing to reduce plastic bags is to use reusable bags every time you shop. And remember to always #RecycleRight!

Recycling tip: Make sure recyclables are loose in the recycling bin. Plastic bags can jam the recycling sorting machiner...
06/10/2021

Recycling tip: Make sure recyclables are loose in the recycling bin. Plastic bags can jam the recycling sorting machinery, which causes problems for recycling facilities.

Recycling tip: Make sure recyclables are loose in the recycling bin. Plastic bags can jam the recycling sorting machinery, which causes problems for recycling facilities.

Help the trash and recycling collection process by sorting properly. No plastic bags in recycling and make sure all recy...
06/09/2021

Help the trash and recycling collection process by sorting properly. No plastic bags in recycling and make sure all recyclables are empty, clean and dry. #RecycleRight

Help the trash and recycling collection process by sorting properly. No plastic bags in recycling and make sure all recyclables are empty, clean and dry. #RecycleRight

Sanitation workers are providing essential services in difficult times. Make sure to do your part to keep them safe. Wip...
06/20/2020

Sanitation workers are providing essential services in difficult times. Make sure to do your part to keep them safe. Wipe down your trash cans and bins with disinfectant.

Please remember that face masks, disposable gloves, tissues, wipes and PPE are not recyclable. Dispose of them properly ...
06/19/2020

Please remember that face masks, disposable gloves, tissues, wipes and PPE are not recyclable. Dispose of them properly in the trash. Do not litter.

Recycling tip: Make sure recyclables are loose in the recycling bin. Plastic bags can jam the recycling sorting machiner...
06/18/2020

Recycling tip: Make sure recyclables are loose in the recycling bin. Plastic bags can jam the recycling sorting machinery, which causes problems for recycling facilities.

Make sure to empty and break down cardboard before placing it in the recycling.
06/17/2020

Make sure to empty and break down cardboard before placing it in the recycling.

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Thanks for this page. I have DC neighbors from some other country who don't read English. How can I get this information to them in Spanish?
While both aluminum cans and water bottles can both be recycled, is either actually a better/slightly better choice for recycling? Thanks!
Glad to see this page on Facebook. Ever since learning about the Texas sized pile of plastic in the ocean, I have obsessively been picking up plastic bottles I see on the ground, I take them home to toss in my recycling container. My neighbors in the place where I live, however, are um...not so conscious about such things. One day, I found hair extensions in a neighbor's recycling bin. smdh