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Go Recycle Metropolitan Washington's resource for workplace recycling. http://GoRecycle.org/

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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.

Help keep sanitation workers safe during the Covid-19 crisis. Cut down on trash and make sure trash and recyclables are ...
06/16/2020

Help keep sanitation workers safe during the Covid-19 crisis. Cut down on trash and make sure trash and recyclables are properly bagged and put in bins.

Hold off on disposing of any spring cleaning or bulk items. Jurisdictions are reporting up to a 40% increase in waste.
06/15/2020

Hold off on disposing of any spring cleaning or bulk items. Jurisdictions are reporting up to a 40% increase in waste.

Help protect workers by bagging and disposing of all trash properly and making sure recyclables are in the bins.
06/14/2020

Help protect workers by bagging and disposing of all trash properly and making sure recyclables are in the bins.

Used gloves and masks cannot be recycled. They must be thrown away!
06/13/2020

Used gloves and masks cannot be recycled. They must be thrown away!

For those who live in DC...  The District Department of Public Works Food Waste Drop Off program will be open this weeke...
06/12/2020

For those who live in DC... The District Department of Public Works Food Waste Drop Off program will be open this weekend for food scrap collection at markets with social distancing measures in place. For the complete list of the approved markets for collection, please visit https://zerowaste.dc.gov/foodwastedropoff

Need to compost your food scraps? The DC Department of Public Works' Food Waste Drop Off program will be open this weekend for food scrap collection at markets with social distancing measures in place. For the complete list of the approved markets for collection, please visit https://zerowaste.dc.gov/foodwastedropoff

Landfills have seen major increases in residential drop-offs and they are dealing with labor shortages. Hold onto items ...
06/12/2020

Landfills have seen major increases in residential drop-offs and they are dealing with labor shortages. Hold onto items that don’t need to be disposed of now.

A good reminder from Zero Waste DC... Keep your neighborhood clean and safe by placing your used masks and gloves in the...
06/11/2020

A good reminder from Zero Waste DC... Keep your neighborhood clean and safe by placing your used masks and gloves in the trash. We’re all in this together.

Thanks for showing your #DCPride by socially distancing and wearing PPE in public. Help keep DC clean and safe by placing your used PPE in the trash.

We’re all in this together. Let’s continue doing our part to keep DC PPE litter-free. #TrashFreeDC
https://zerowaste.dc.gov/safeathome

Try to your best to minimize waste as the trash and recycling collection system is currently running at capacity. Hold o...
06/11/2020

Try to your best to minimize waste as the trash and recycling collection system is currently running at capacity. Hold on to any bulk items and spring cleaning for now.

Help keep sanitation workers safe by bagging all trash properly and making sure all recycling is in the bins.
06/10/2020

Help keep sanitation workers safe by bagging all trash properly and making sure all recycling is in the bins.

Help the trash and recycling collecting process by sorting properly. No plastic bags in recycling and make sure all recy...
06/09/2020

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

Since stay-at-home orders were put into place, jurisdictions are reporting up to a 40% increase in waste. This is a huge...
06/08/2020

Since stay-at-home orders were put into place, jurisdictions are reporting up to a 40% increase in waste. This is a huge burden on the waste collection system and workers. Hold on to your spring cleaning piles and bulk items for now.

Don’t litter – make sure to dispose of used masks, gloves, wipes and other items in the trash.
06/07/2020

Don’t litter – make sure to dispose of used masks, gloves, wipes and other items in the trash.

Make sure all trash is in bags that are closed securely.
06/06/2020

Make sure all trash is in bags that are closed securely.

Help out by flattening cardboard boxes to make more room in recycling carts.
06/05/2020

Help out by flattening cardboard boxes to make more room in recycling carts.

Empty hand sanitizer bottles, empty tissue boxes, paper towel tubes and paper bags are recyclable. Place them in your re...
06/04/2020

Empty hand sanitizer bottles, empty tissue boxes, paper towel tubes and paper bags are recyclable. Place them in your recycling bin or cart.

Sanitation workers are providing essential services in difficult times. Make sure to do your part to keep them safe. Wip...
06/03/2020

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 ...
06/02/2020

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

Plastic bottle caps are usually recyclable along with the bottle. Check with your local solid waste & recycling departme...
07/08/2019

Plastic bottle caps are usually recyclable along with the bottle. Check with your local solid waste & recycling department to be sure, but many recycling programs accept bottle caps on the bottle. #RecycleRight

It’s important to know what’s recyclable in your community so you don’t contaminate the recycling process with items lik...
07/05/2019

It’s important to 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 community. #RecycleRight

Make sure to prepare cardboard for #RecyclingRight by removing all other materials in the box such as plastic wrap, poly...
07/05/2019

Make sure to prepare cardboard for #RecyclingRight by removing all other materials in the box such as plastic wrap, polystyrene peanuts and other packing materials. Break down cardboard boxes to save storage space. Keep cardboard dry.

Recycling is super easy and its one simple thing we can all do. Practice good habits – recycle all you can, buy items th...
07/04/2019

Recycling is super easy and its one simple thing we can all do. Practice good habits – recycle all you can, buy items that can be recycled and buy products made with recycled materials. #RecycleRight

Did you know that recycling promotes awareness of waste; we average about 4-1/2 pounds of trash per person per day (that...
07/03/2019

Did you know that recycling promotes awareness of waste; we average about 4-1/2 pounds of trash per person per day (that’s a lot of trash!) and recycling provides residents a way to be mindful. #RecycleRight

Did you know that recycling saves energy and reduces the carbon footprint of manufacturing? #RecycleRight
07/03/2019

Did you know that recycling saves energy and reduces the carbon footprint of manufacturing? #RecycleRight

Help cut the waste out of recycling. It’s always a good idea to visit your recycling service provider website for a list...
07/02/2019

Help cut the waste out of recycling. It’s always a good idea to visit your recycling service provider website for a list of what is accepted in the recycling bin. #RecycleRight

Recycling more materials is always the ultimate goal, but it’s equally important to #RecycleRight. Jurisdictions select ...
07/01/2019

Recycling more materials is always the ultimate goal, but it’s equally important to #RecycleRight. Jurisdictions select the materials to be recycled and the manner in which the materials are to be separated and processed. #RecycleRight

Fact: 60% of plastic bottles never make it into the recycling bin. Get back to the basics and #RecycleRight.
07/01/2019

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

Did you know clothing and linens are not recyclable at the curb? Check online to find a nearby spot to donate clothes an...
06/28/2019

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

Did you know steel cans are the most recycled food and beverage package? Each year, more steel is recycled that paper, p...
06/28/2019

Did you know steel cans are the most recycled food and beverage package? Each year, more steel is recycled that paper, plastic, aluminum and glass combined. #RecycleRight

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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