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Recycle your junk mail, screening it for non-recyclable items like magnets and membership cards. There are also severalways to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive, such as having your name removed from national mailing lists and broker lists. Visit the Junk Mail resource page for other ideas and contact information.

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April 1, 2008

Got the Blues?

Bottles, cans, Styrofoam and glass
Look for a home to be recycled as last
Under the lid of the big blue bin
Everyone can help just throw it in

Blue is the new black:

  • The Big Blue Bin is offered to locals as an easy way to recycle and has recently added some new items you can throw into blue, instead of the old black trashcan.
  • New items recently accepted into the recycling club are all clean plastics numbered 1 through 7, clean Styrofoam products (sorry no packing peanuts yet), plastic grocery or dry-cleaning bags and plastic hangers.
  • Here's a heads up on the few items that the blue items does not accept: no clothing or textiles, no hoses, no window glass or ceramics, no electronics, fluorescent lights and sadly no batteries (although these can usually be brought to your local grocery store to recycle).

In case you had somehow missed what else you're allowed to put in, here's a little reminder.

  • Paper products such as clean newspapers, junk mail, envelopes, magazines, catalogs, phone books, paper bags, cardboard, cereal or frozen food boxes and mixed or colored paper (this list keeps going)
  • Metal products such as (but not limited to) clean empty metal cans (tin, steel or aluminum), aerosol or empty paint cans, metal hangers, and aluminum foil or trays.
  • Plastic and glass products such as empty bottles or jars and plastic lids or pots

 

Check It Out

Commonly Recycled Material ladpw.org/epd/recycling/crm.cfm

Recycle tips ladpw.org/epd/recycling/tips.cfm

How Recycling works ladpw.org/epd/recycling/how.cfm

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