Friday, January 30, 2009

RecycleMORE BaltiMORE

It would be nice if the City would publicize this kind of thing a little more, but eh, whatever. We'll do our civic duty and tell you about some good news for all of us. The acceptable items list for recycling has been expanded, making it even easier to send your trash to be recycled instead of taking up space in the landfill. Most notably:

To be included in your curbside single stream recycling bin—January 2009:
  • Wide-mouth plastic containers used for margarine, yogurt, cottage cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream.
  • Empty prescription bottles (lids and caps do not need to be removed)
  • Plastic drinking cups
  • Aluminum foil and aluminum pie pans
  • Clean milk and juice cartons
These can now be included with your usual recycling, which already includes:

Acceptable Recycling Material:

  • Clean paper - all colors and types. - This includes catalogs, magazines, junk mail, newspapers and non-metallic wrapping paper Cardboard and paperboard boxes (including cereal boxes without liners and frozen food packaging)
  • Books (including paperbacks, textbooks and hardbacks)
  • Aerosol Cans (empty)
  • Glass containers such as jars and bottles
  • Metal food and beverage containers
  • Narrow-neck plastic containers (other than for motor oil) which carry codes 1 through 7 on the bottom.
You can find out more at the Baltimore City DPW Recycling website.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

FINALLY! I hated throwing away yogurt containers. Thanks for posting!