Why Should You Get Rid of the Plastic Bag?

Because you asked us… Why Should You Lose That Plastic Bag? “The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year” (NRDC) Paper Bags: Tote Bags/Recyclable Bags:

Tires: Why recycling them is the best way to handle them

 You Asked: “What do I do with my old tires?” According to a Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology report, approximately 280+ million used tires are discarded each year. Only about 30 million of these tires are retreaded or reused, leaving the remaining 250 million scrap tires to be managed. Since 1996, Ohio law prohibits landfills in Ohio from accepting whole scrap tires for disposal. […]

How to Start Recycling at Home

Recycling bins

In 2018, the amount of MSW generated was 292.4 million tons. The amount of MSW recycled was 69.0 million tons and the amount composted was 24.9 million tons. About 17.7 million tons of food were managed by other methods. The amount of MSW combusted with energy recovery was 34.6 million tons, while the amount of […]

Your Guide to Recycling

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Because you asked us…  At the Recycling District, we get a lot of questions about what is and what isn’t recyclable. Here is our latest: Paper recycling: Paper that is recyclable… Non-recyclable materials… Cardboard Recycling: 1) Corrugated Cardboard only. 2) Cardboard should be broken down to be placed inside of the recycling bin. Tape does […]

Cardboard Recycling

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Recycle Right- How do I recycle cardboard? It’s really easy. 1) Break down the box and flatten it. 2) Remove any tape or paper work that is hanging off the box. 3) Remove any Styrofoam peanuts or packaging and throw them away. They are not recyclable in our bins. 4) Remember: greasy pizza boxes are not recyclable. If you want, cut […]