It is all too easy to toss an item in the trash without thinking about whether or not it is recyclable.

I take pride in being my household’s “recycle police” but years ago, a house guest recycled something that made me stop dead in my tracks. She had finished the last of a toilet paper roll, walked out of the bathroom with the center tube of the roll and took it to our recycle container. DOH! How had I missed this? – It’s cardboard!


The boxes that package your toothpaste, medications & feminine products… shampoo, conditioner, lotion & contact solution bottles… deodorant and TP tubes… & more!


The boxes that package granola bars, cereal & crackers… all sorts of cans (not just soda cans)… Spaghetti sauce & all other glass jars, juice, water & other plastic bottles/containers… Paper towel tubes… & more!


Hang on to empty plastic water bottles (and other recyclables) until you can place them in a recycle bin. Each year, 38 billion plastic water bottles end up in landfills – Yes, Billion with a B!


Take the time to audit your recycling habits and become an “attentive recycler”. It’s easier than you might think. You can also check out these waste & recycling resources for more ideas and tips!

Important Note: Plastic bags, wrap & film can shut down recycling equipment. Please recycle these items responsibly by finding a DROP-OFF LOCATION near you.

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