Are you recycling GARBAGE?
I have a full house with 5 people living here, guests that visit from out of town and many small gatherings of my local friends too. I have noticed on my recycling days Im always pulling garbage out of my 5 recycling bins.
Today my friend was visiting and put her Tim Hortons cup into recycling recycling. This sparked an interesting conversation of what is and isn’t recyclable.
I have lived in 5 different cities and learned every city allows different number plastics into recycling.
So… with all these conversations about down sizing garbage. Make sure you recycle and compost etc…
I wanted to point out, anything with wax lining is not recyclable, plastics number 3, 7 and without a number are also not recyclable. Plastic wrapping from your foods are not recyclable.
I mention these specifically because I often find these put into my recycling by well meaning guests. If they are putting it into mine, they are putting it into theirs.
So I thought how many other sudburians think items are recyclable when they are not.
Let’s talk about items we think are but really are not.
Example… I just learned the plastic dish from Walmart that holds the large sausages has no number, thus not recyclable according to Sudbury recycling.