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Touchdown for Recycling!

And just like that, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl!  Regardless of who you’re cheering for, score points with these recycling tips for game day.


Aluminum Cans: The easiest to recycle – just one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV!  These should be rinsed and dried before tossing into the recycling bin.

Plastic Bottles & Jugs: Plastic bottles and jugs are recyclable, so toss those right into the blue bin. Be sure bottles are empty, clean and dry.


Paper Plates, Napkins and Solo Cups: Since these products will most likely be soiled with food or liquid, these can go right into the trash.

Plastic Utensils: Plastic utensils aren’t recyclable – so skip the disposable utensils and opt for real silverware.

Styrofoam Takeout Containers: Unfortunately, none of these can be recycled – go ahead and toss them in the trash.

Special Items:

Pizza Boxes: A tricky one because once soiled, they are no longer recyclable – BUT, if the top half of your pizza box is free of any oils or cheese, go ahead and rip it off for recycling!

Glass Bottles: These can be recycled only if approved by your local recycling provider.  Be sure to check with local rules before tossing these into your recycling bin.

If you’re in doubt, check out these recycling basics at