Recycling – Plastics – Not Accepted

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Plastics – Not Accepted Shredded paper Light bulbs Diapers Applicances Household trash Yard trimmings Aluminum foil Toys Waxed paper Trash bags Auto glass Dead animals Cloths Garden Hoses Computer cords Clothes hangers Hardback books Styrofoam formed packing or “peanuts” Plastic container with hazardous material     [Note: Jim has a…

Recycling — 5 – Polypropylene (PP), 6- Polystyrene (PS), and 7 – Other

By Jim Gladson Recycling — 5 – Polypropylene (PP) Caps, disks, syrup bottles, yogurt tubs, straws, toothpaste, & film packaging. Recycling — 6 – Polystyrene (PS) Meat trays, egg cartons, plates, cutlery, carry-out containers, cups, clear trays, & bowls. Recycling — 7 – Other Includes resins not previously mentioned or combinations of plastics.   [Note: Jim has a passion…

Recycling — 1 – Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene (PETE) and 2 – High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

By Jim Gladson   Recycling — 1 – Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene (PETE) Soft drinks, juice, water, pill bottle, & cleaner bottles. Also for cooking & peanut butter container. Recycling — 2 – High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Milk & water jugs, bleach bottles, detergent & shampoo containers. Plastic bags & grocery sacks, motor oil bottles, household cleaners & butter tubs. Some…

Recycling – Plastics – GAPP

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Plastics – GAPP The symbol above is that for Recycling.  Different colors are used but black is the most common. The Recycling industry has adopted 7 categories of recycling material. The 7 categories will be shown over the next three Garbage – Recycling – Organics posts. These three will cover…

Recycling – Glass

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Glass The four categories of Recycling are:  Glass, Aluminum, Plastic, & Paper or GAPP. Our first categories is Glass, which was first developed by man around 5,000 years ago. About 1,000 years later glass was used as a food container.  Items in the grocery story that were in glass containers…