Recycle the Holidays! Rules for Conduct
Everyone wants to recycle - you wouldn't be getting this newsletter if you didn't!
Sadly, not everything is recyclable (yet). The old "I don't know if it can be recycled, so I'll just throw it in and let them figure it out" thinking doesn't work. We call that "wish-cycling."
The recycling sorting facilities are highly automated, with machinery and conveyor belts doing the sorting. Wish-cycling just gums up the works. Here's a great example. Check out this
about what plastic bags do to the equipment in Chicago. Our recycling facility uses the same equipment.
Wrapping Paper, ribbons, holiday cards.
Sadly, most wrapping paper
be recycled-unless it's very plain, meaning no metallic, glitter, or plastic embellishments. If you use brown paper bags and decorate them, they can be recycled. Ribbons? Never. Ever. Not recyclable. Holiday cards? Only plain cards can be recycled. No foil (that goes for envelopes too), no glitter, no cute little things glued onto the cards.
Too much wine? Cat knocked over the tree?
Ornaments, drinking glasses, Pyrex, etc.
be recycled. Only bottles and jars.
If you hop to it, you can take them to Lowe's in Danvers through December 24. The box is located at Customer Service. You can also bring them to the next e-waste recycling event, Saturday, December 31, 2016 8 am -noon,
Salem High School, 77 Willson Street. Click here for list of items that will be accepted.