The CCOBH posted this earlier this week. My wife and i always - TopicsExpress


The CCOBH posted this earlier this week. My wife and i always argue as to what is and what is not recyclable....hopefully this will help with other arguments around Fairfax... Recycling in Delaware – Tips about best practices So you want to recycle, but aren’t always sure what is acceptable for recycling in Delaware. Recently Hetty Franke and Marianne Cinaglia toured the ReCommunity single stream recycling plant recently with the Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC). While there they received some important tips about recycling practices. 1. There were plastic bags floating through the air and wrapped around axles throughout the plant. Do not, do not, do not put plastic bags in your recycle containers! Plastic bags belong in the store collection containers. 2. Also flying through the air and covering the floor and ground outside was”confetti” made of shredded paper. This is another no no for recycling. 3. Tops should be removed from containers before the containers are added to your recyclable materials. Containers with trapped liquid weigh more than empty ones and are missorted in the single stream process. Caps are usually made of different plastics than the container. Capped bottles make the packaging process more difficult. The ReCommunity plant is presently running on one shift a day. In July the plant will add another shift. This addition places the plant about two years ahead of the initially planned increase in recycling capacity. On the ReCommunity website you can take a trip through a virtual single stream plant. Another great resource is: The Recycling Bin’s Dirty Dozen. This contains the complete no no list and may be what you want to post in your newsletters. NO-NO LIST NO Plastic Bags NO Material in Plastic Bags NO Shredded Paper NO Scrap Metal NO Hazardous Waste NO Diapers or Bio-Hazardous Waste NO Non-Recyclable Plastics NO Flattened Containers i.e soda cans NO Caps/Lids on Glass Bottles or Jars NO Liquid NP Ceramics or Non-Recyclables NO Frozen Food Containers
Posted on: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:44:21 +0000

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