Recycling Coordinator Amanda J. educated fans on the basics of recycling at the Monsters vs. Utica Comets hockey game on Recycling Night presented by Republic Services. Click here to watch the interview.
A big thank you to Amanda for sharing tips to help others become good recyclers!
- Know what to throw. Focus on cardboard, paper, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles and jugs to make the most impact.
- Empty, clean and dry. Every item in your recycling bin should be free of liquid and food residue. When items are soiled, they can contaminate other perfectly good recyclables and those contaminated materials will end up in the landfill. Give your recyclable containers a rinse, then tap out the excess water, leaving no more than a teaspoon.
- When in doubt, throw it out. There will be times when you just aren’t sure if something should be recycled or not. It’s best to toss the item in the waste bin when that happens.
- Don’t bag it. While it might seem to make sense to place recyclables in a plastic bag, it’s a big no-no. Materials must stay loose so they can easily be sorted and separated at the recycling center.
For more information about recycling, please visit RecyclingSimplified.com.