The Truth About Recycling

 

There is a reason that Recycling is the third R in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Guide to Recycling

 

Paper

  • Can be recycled in residential recycle bins.

  • Do not bag your recyclables. They should be placed in our recycling receptacle without being bagged.

  • Rinse out anything that had food/drinks in it.

  • Pizza boxes are recyclable, but get rid of the side with the excess cheese!

  • Avoid getting paper wet.

  • Use a black marker to remove sensitive information instead of shredding paper.

  • Shredded paper can be composted. It is a great source of carbon!

 

Loose Paper

Cartons

Food Packaging

Boxes

Gift Wrap

Paper Bag

Junk Mail

Newspaper

Magazine

Plastic

  • Can be recycled in recycle bins.

  • Learn where you can recycle plastic bags here.

  • Plastic furniture should be donated to local charities or thrift stores.

  • Home cleaning products, lawn chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, and paint should not be poured down the storm drain or placed in the trash. They could cause great harm to the environment! These items can be taken to a local Chemical Collection Center.

Bottles

Detergent

Cleaners

Storage Bins

Condiments

Food Packaging

Take Out

 

Glass

  • Can usually be recycled in recycle bins. If your city doesn't allow for this, check for local stores in your area that take in recycled glass for drop off.

  • Glass should not be broken if recycling.

Jars

Cups

Bottles

 

Metal

  • Can be recycled in recycle bins.

  • It is best to donate cookware to a local second hand store.

  • If your cookware is no longer suitable for cooking, it should be donated or resold at a scrapyard.

Foil

Cookware

Cookware

Planters

Cans

 

Electronics

  • Should be surrendered at electronic stores.

  • Wires and cables can be taken to the transfer stations or the landfill for recycling.

  • Batteries can be taken to the monthly BOPA collection events.

 

TV

Game Console

Phone

Computers

Speakers

Headphone

Furniture

  • Should be surrendered at local thrift stores.

  • If you need to dispose of Turning Tides home goods, please look into our Long-Term Satisfaction Guarantee.

  • See where you can recycle Lightbulbs here.

 

Couch

Dresser

Desk

TV Stand

Bed

Kitchen Table

Bar Stools

Accessories

Clothes

 

Clothes

Shoes

Fabrics

Accessories

Jewelry

Household Hazardous Waste

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  • Home cleaning products, lawn chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, and paint should not be poured down the storm drain or placed in the trash.

  • They could cause great harm to the environment!

  • These items can be taken to your local Collection Center

  • Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze can be taken to the monthly BOPA collection events.

Batteries

Cleaners

Oil

Paint

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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