Recycling has been in the news lately and sadly the news has been how most people aren’t utilizing their recyclable containers the correct way. When non-recyclable items are tossed into a recyclable container it increases the cost to recycle since they must take the extra steps to remove those non-recyclable items.
Johanna Eubank with the Arizona Daily Star wrote a piece “A guide to what you can — and can't — recycle in Tucson” see link to full article below.
In the article Johanna breaks down what is recyclable and what isn’t.
Recycle the most important and cost-effective items and don't worry about the rest:
Cans ─ soda, soup, other cans (empty, clean and dry is the rule for all recycling) and you can leave the labels on
Plastic ─ water bottles, other drink bottles, clamshell fruit or take-out containers, rigid plastic like detergent bottles
Paper ─ junk mail (plastic windows on envelopes are fine), newspapers, office paper, shredded paper (in clear plastic bags for much of the area) and cardboard
I was surprised to know that you shouldn’t recycle pizza boxes. I never knew that the grease and crumbs in the box make it non-recyclable.
To learn how to recycle the right way read Johanna’s full article here: