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Labor Day Recycling Tips

20120517-picnic-basketWith Labor Day just around the corner, ever wonder how you could do more to create a green community while hosting guests for a barbecue or picnic? You may not realize that a lot of the containers for the products you use for these types of events are recyclable and should be placed in your recycling bin. Aside from recycling, there are other ways to make your cookout more eco-friendly, such as reusing utensils and plates. If you are interested in learning more about what you can do to make your next picnic a green event, keep reading.

Recycling in your back yard around the grill can be easy. Many of the products that you may use around the house also find their way to your picnic table. In order to keep recyclables out of your trash, keep an eye out for these types of materials, and many more!

  • Plastic Containers
  • Condiment Containers
  • Empty Charcoal Bag (Paper Bags)
  • Aluminum Beverage Containers
  • Bug Spray and Sun Block Containers
  • Plastic Beverage Containers
  • Cartons
  • And Many More!

Make sure these containers are empty and are rinsed out before tossing them in your recycling bin. By recycling these materials, new materials can be created from your discarded products. Here are some of the products that can be created by tossing the items listed above in your recycling bin.

  • New Aluminum Cans
  • New Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Buckets & Containers
  • Plastic Lumber
  • Paper Towels Napkins & Tissues

These are just some of the many products that your recyclables can become. For more information on what your recyclables become after you recycle them, please click here.

Are you curious about what recyclables we accept? Reference our recycling guidelines here for a full listing of our accepted recyclables, as well as tips on recycling.

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  1. Rinsing bottles before recycling them is helpful to the process. If they are clean, that will help the company to process them and get you a refund if that’s possible in your state. Having a separate receptacle for recycling would be helpful.

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