Tips For Recycling - Easy How-To's To Be Greener

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Real Estate Agent with Lisa Von Domek Team TX License #0552989

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The Bottom Line on Recycling Do's and Dont's

There is no single standard for recycling - every community sets their own.

Phone Books and Pizza Boxes are often not welcomed by recycling programs.

Not all plastic can be recycled. Look for the recycling symbol to be sure.

 

Did you know?

Your local community or trash pickup firm can usually advise on recycling regulations.

 

Do Recycle:

  • High-quality plastics labeled with number one and two recycling symbols.
  • Food and beverage containers, such as milk, soda, water, salad dressings, etc.
  • Jars and canisters such as those used for peanut butter, soap, and aspirin bottles, etc.
  • Mail, junk and otherwise, including brochures, fliers, white/light envelopes, etc.
  • Aluminum, tin and steel cans, such as soda, beer, tuna, vegetable, etc.
  • Printed paper such as newspaper, magazines, phone books, legal pads, etc.

Don't Recycle (usually):
Be sure to check with your local recycling officials, since some of the items below CAN be recycled in some communities.

  • Plastic bags
  • Newspaper delivery bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Lids from glass containers
  • Pizza boxes
  • Phone books
  • Mirrors
  • Aerosol cans
  • Paint cans
  • Wax paper
  • Food-soiled paper
  • Window glass
  • Ceramics
  • Light bulbs
  • Microwaveable food trays

 

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Michele Cadogan
Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York - Brooklyn, NY
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Thanks for sharing these tips on things people can do to help reduce the amount of trash that ends up in our landfills by recycling.

Feb 11, 2018 07:49 PM #1
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Lisa how interesting< I recycle everything that is not garbage so with that said I should check out what I am not supposed to... looks like I am over board and might have to pull back on some of the things I thought should be recycled...Endre

Feb 11, 2018 08:47 PM #2
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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We can certainly save a lot of space in dump sites with taking the time to recycle Michele Cadogan 

Feb 12, 2018 03:12 AM #3
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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I may  put some things in the recycle bin that may not be recyclable Endre Barath, Jr. as I want to recycle as much as possible.  Sometimes I'm not sure so I place it in the bin and know the pro's will sort it out!

Feb 12, 2018 03:15 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Lisa. In my town there is no trash pick up so everything including  recyling is done at the dump.

Feb 12, 2018 05:47 AM #5
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lisa, great list of recyclable products and reminder we need to do our part!  

Feb 12, 2018 07:08 AM #6
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Lisa we recycle and your lists are very good resources.  Thank you for sharing.

Feb 12, 2018 01:12 PM #7
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Golden1 Agents
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Thank you for sharing this useful tips.

Feb 14, 2018 05:07 AM #8
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Lisa Von Domek these are great tips! We're fortunate our town recycles and picks up everything including our yard waste. They make it so easy for us!

Feb 14, 2018 07:33 PM #9
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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That is interesting Sheila Anderson and a great reminder to all that every town has their own trash rules.

Feb 15, 2018 07:06 PM #10
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Lisa Von Domek
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Every little bit that everyone can do Joan Cox adds up to a big difference!

Feb 15, 2018 07:07 PM #11
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Lisa Von Domek
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That's wonderful George Souto and my household puts many more recycle buckets out than trash cans!

Feb 15, 2018 07:07 PM #12
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Lisa Von Domek
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You are welcome Golden1 Agents thank you for visiting my post!

Feb 15, 2018 07:08 PM #13
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As with mine Carla Freund trash pick-up is twice a week and recycles once a week. 

Feb 15, 2018 07:09 PM #14
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