Helpful Recycling Information

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

I have always been raised to recycle - my mother recycled 30+ years ago in New Jersey, when we had to drive the magazines/newspapers, aluminum, and glass to the recycling center one town over.  We actually rinsed the aluminum foil before recycling it!

Since I have recycling in my genes, so to speak, I was very surprised to learn recently that putting your recycling out the night before, while convenient, it's not good for the newspaper or other paper products in your recycling bin.  Why? It actually ruins the paper products and makes them completely unsuitable for the recycling process.

If you can, leave your recycling in the house until the morning of pick up, or keep your bin fully loaded in your garage (space permitting) until the morning of.

I know it's a bit inconvenient, however, how frustrating is it to think you are doing good, when in reality, you may not be?

In any case, continue recycling!

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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via  for Jacksonville and area listings!



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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

our town does recycling and the town provides two large containers that are outside and that's where you put your trash....we have one for recycling and one for regular trash pick up....

Aug 02, 2010 06:18 AM #1
Richard Thomas
Keller Williams Select Realtors - Dunkirk, MD

My county doesn't have curbside recycling (which irks me). I have to pay a private company to pick it up. I agree with your recycling tips. Good post.

Aug 02, 2010 06:44 AM #2
Rita Gibbons
MacDoc Realty LLC - Fredericksburg, VA
The Gibbons Group

Recycling should be a part of everyone's routine ... it not only saves the environment, but saves money too.

Aug 02, 2010 07:32 AM #3
Jennifer Pirkle
Harvest Realty 678-617-0715 - Dawsonville, GA
Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Cumming, GA

This is an excellent and useful post!  I am a huge advocate of recycling and finding more ways to re-use and reduce waste.  I have been known to re-use foil and I never buy napkins/paper towels. 

I am delighted that more and more people are writing great posts about the importance of recycling!  I actually live in a very rural area and I have to take quite a drive to recycle, but is feels good to know that I am doing my part.

Aug 02, 2010 07:47 AM #4
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Thanks for all your comments - I realize I should have clarified we have open top recycling bins here in Jax Beach, hence the advice, but the comments make me realize how fortunate I am to have curbside recycling!  Kudos to all who recycle!

Aug 02, 2010 09:20 AM #5
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