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Independence Day Recycling

It’s almost time for America to celebrate its independence. With this holiday, barbecues and picnics come to mind. You may not have realized that many of the items that you use when you have a barbecue or picnic are recyclable. Continue reading to learn more about what you should be tossing in your recycle bin on your next gathering.

Many products and packaging you may use to prepare your barbecue feast are recyclable. Make sure you have a recycle bin available to dispose of these materials when the time comes. Here are some items that you should look out for when you’re at your next gathering. Just make sure they are empty and rinsed. Then they may be tossed in your single stream recycling container and placed at the curb on your next collection day!

  • Plastic Food Storage Containers
  • Condiment Containers
  • Plastic Beverage Containers
  • Bug Spray and Sun Block Bottles and Cans
  • Empty Charcoal Bags (Paper Bags)
  • Aluminum Beverage Containers
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Cartons
  • And Many More!

While many items such as these are recyclable, you will come across some items that are not recyclable. Please make sure that you toss these items in the trash or hold on to it separately to recycle via a drop off location.

  • Styrofoam Containers (Recycle via Dart Container’s Drop Off Program)
  • Plastic Bags (Take these back to your local grocery store)
  • Paper or Plastic dishware
  • Napkins and Paper Towels
  • Food Waste

For more information on what is recyclable via your curbside program and what you should toss in you trash, check out our recycling guidelines here.

All of us here at Penn Waste wish you a happy and safe holiday!


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