Whenever possible we all need to do our part to recycle and cut down on waste. Advantage Management and your associations want to thank you for doing your part. We want to remind everyone of some best practices when it comes to recycling for yourself and the association.

Here are some simple tips to recycle more effectively at home:

  1. Flatten cardboard boxes so that you can fit more recyclables into your bin.
  2. All plastic bottles can be recycled, from water bottles to salad dressing, so put all of them in your recycling container. Items that had food should be cleaned and dried before disposal
  3. It is not just newspapers that you can recycle at home. Also, recycle wrapping paper, envelopes, birthday cards, and phone books. All sorts of cardboard can be recycled, too, even toilet and paper towel tubes.
  4. Most metallic items in the home can be recycled, such as empty spray cans and tin foil, and of course, all empty soda, fruit, vegetable, and other food cans. Items that had food should be cleaned and dried before disposal
  5. If you are ever unsure about what you can recycle, check with your refuse provider website. There should be comprehensive information about what is or is not suitable for your recycling container or containers. Most refuse providers also have apps for your smartphone where you can check what to and what not to recycle.
  6. Glass can be recycled endlessly; it does not wear out after several recyclings, so be sure to always recycle your glass bottles and containers.
  7. To help your recycling center and to keep down foul odors, make sure you wash food waste off of any plastic or glass food containers before putting them in the recycle bin.
  8. Food should never be placed in the recycling bins.
  9. Pizza boxes that are greasy should NOT be recycled. They should be thrown away.

Also, consider reducing use and reusing items instead of just throwing them away in the bins. Grocery bags can be used multiple times, keep some in your car and bring them into the grocery store next time you go instead of taking a new bag. 

Please check out the EPA’s website with some great information on Reduce, Reuse, Recycling. 

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.