Recycle Information To Take Note Of

If you are an individual, company or an organization looking for recycle information, be sure to read on.

Promoting and practicing waste recycling is a great way to tackle the ever increasing problem of pollution and energy wastage. Waste management is also critical to help preserve the eco balance of the planet and recycling is a key component for a successful waste management policy (read more about the benefits of recycling.)

While recycling is a must, and individuals as well as organizations should practise it, information on recycling has not always been readily available until past few years. Some important recycling information includes: What to recycle, what not to recycle and your local recycle schedule or calendar.

Most states, cities and towns layout a recycling plan every year covering these aspects. For example, New York City, one of the leading global business capitals, follows a stringent recycling program to help minimize waste hazards in the city, thereby offering a quality lifestyle to it’s residents and visitors. The unique selling proposition of the NYCWasteLe$$ program is ‘Recycle More, Waste Less’ and has worked wonderfully well ever since its inception. It is undoubtedly a role model for any city/ state government to implement its recycling programme.

As a responsible citizen, you should make a fair contribution by following the recycling plan in your area. Here’s some useful information on recycling.

What to recycle – This is undoubtedly the most important information that you need to practise effective waste management. Make sure to check with the local authorities in your area for an exact list. Recyclable items often include

  • Paper products – newspaper, magazines, books
  • Aluminum - beverage containers (and in some cases foil as well)
  • Plastic – All containers marked with symbols 1-7
  • Steel and Tin – Cans, plates
  • Glass – Bottles, Jars
Read more about what you can recycle.

What not to recycle – This is another critical piece of recycle information that you should be aware of. It helps you avoid violating the recycling rules and regulations for your area. You should usually refrain from recycling these items

  • Paper products soiled with organic waste (eg. food)
  • Medical Waste

Recycle Schedule – Most cities/ states follow and publish an annual recycling schedule for public convenience. Make sure you check the holiday schedule with your local authorities in order to avoid any inconvenience.

Following the recycling guidelines in your area helps the local authorities implement their recycling plans effectively, to allow for a cleaner and healthier environment in your area. So start now, act responsibly and recycle!

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