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If you’re confused about where to dispose of your waste (Recycle? Compost? Landfill?) you are not alone!
But the Green Team is here to help.
Are you a wish-cycler (i.e., someone who puts everything in the blue recycle bin)? Here’s what you can and cannot recycle.
Do NOT put these in the Recycle Bin
Anything made from Styrofoam
Broken glass, ceramics, dinnerware
Shredded paper or small pieces of paper
Metal wire such as coat hangers
Anything made from rubber
Anything made from cork
***DO NOT PUT PLASTIC BAGS FILLED WITH RECYCLABLES IN THE RECYCLE BIN!***
(Recology will throw the whole bag with its contents in the landfill)
Did you know that it is now a California law (SB 1383) that all households and business MUST put food scraps in the green Recology Bin? Here’s what you can and cannot compost.
Do NOT put these in the Compost Bin
Bags or cups that are labeled “compostable”
Bamboo or anything made from bamboo
Palms or cactus
Cat litter or animal waste
Anything with a plastic liner
Our landfills are overwhelmed. In 2018, 39,000,000 tons of waste was put in California landfills. Of that, about 1/3 were compostable items and 20% were recyclable items. Let’s keep these out of our landfills.