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Shop ’til You Drop What in the Bin?

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Shopping Waste

Whether you’re shopping at the store or online, follow this recycling guide for all the packaging, tags and receipts:

Shopping Bags

“Rip-able” Paper Shopping Bags

RECYCLE!
Do the “rip-test”. If you can rip the paper bag, place in your mixed recycling bin. Remove any string or twine handles first.

“Non-Rip-able” Paper Shopping Bags

KEEP OUT!
Do the “rip-test”. If you can’t rip the bag it’s probably laminated with a layer of plastic. Reuse if you can but do NOT place in your mixed recycling bin.

Plastic Shopping or Grocery Bags

KEEP OUT!
NOT recyclable in your mixed bin. Find a drop-off location instead.

Cloth or Fabric Shopping Bags

KEEP OUT!
Cloth or fabric bags are great to reuse and avoid waste, but they are not recyclable in the mixed recycling bin.

Product Labeling

Tags

MAYBE
If the tag is just paper or cardboard and 2 inches diameter or larger, remove any plastic, twine or string and recycle in your bin!
If smaller than 2 inches or has any non-removable plastic, metal or non-paper material, keep out of the recycling bin.

Stickers and Labels

KEEP OUT!
Sticky labels on clothing or products are not recyclable and should be placed in the trash.

Receipts

RECYCLE!
Place in your mixed recycling bin. Staples are okay. No rolls – contact us for separate recycling if commercial rolls of receipts.

Product Packaging

Cardboard Boxes or Packaging

RECYCLE!
Place in your mixed recycling bin – Make sure to remove any plastic packaging, wrap or Styrofoam first. Labels are okay left on.

Non Bottle, Tub or Jug Plastic

KEEP OUT!
Plastic packaging from items like toys or electronics is not recyclable in your mixed bin. Check with the retailer if they offer a mail-in program instead.

Packing Paper or Tissue Paper

RECYCLE!
If just paper (no plastic or foil liners), place in your mixed recycling bin.

Plastic Wrap or Bubble Wrap

KEEP OUT!
NOT recyclable in your mixed bin. Find a drop-off location instead.

Styrofoam

KEEP OUT!
NOT recyclable in your mixed bin. Reuse or find a mail-in program instead.

Have something else you’re not sure about? Use our Where Do I Take This tool to search the database of local places you can recycle almost anything. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask us! We love to hear your questions and if it’s not listed in our database, your questions help us add it to the list for others to see.

29 Nov, 19

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