Monday, August 9, 2010

Big Recycling News For Philly

Starting August 1st we can now recycle plastics 1-7 in Philadelphia! I am a little too excited about this!

Here's a run down of what the plastics can be recycled (courtesy of Philly Streets Department)

#1: Soda, water bottles
#2: Milk jugs, detergents, shampoo bottles
#3: Rigid plastic containers and juice bottles
#4: Plastic tubs and lids from butter, margarine or similar products
#5: Yogurt containers and deli trays
#6: Plastic cups, plates and to-go containers
#7: Many mixed plastic containers and plastic products

This is just an example. Always check any plastics you would like to recycle and make sure its numbered with 1-7. And as always make sure you remove any lids before throwing them in your recycling bin.

Somethings that still can't be recycled in Philadelphia include:

Metal: Aluminum foil, pots/pans, paper clips
Glass: Light bulbs, window glass
Mixed Paper: Hard back books, tissues, paper towels, napkins, wax-coated cups or containers, food-soiled paper, file folders
Plastic: Styrofoam, plastic bags, PVC pipe, packing inserts or “peanuts.”
Other: Chemicals, rubber, wood, and ceramic or porcelain plates or cups

This new recycling program in great news for that stainless steel trash can I have been eyeing at Homegoods that Jeff thinks is to small.

If you want more information on Philadelphia's recycling program go to Philly Streets Department. While your there check out their Recycling Pays Program where you get points for recycling each week that your can cash in for coupons and other cool stuff!

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