Recycling at Home

Living sustainably starts at home with the simple stuff, like knowing what’s recyclable, having a place to collect it, and using curbside or drop-off services to recycle it.

 

What are you throwing away?

Any time you have an item to get rid of no matter how big or small, ask yourself: can it be recycled vs. thrown it in the trash? If you’re not sure, visit What Do I Do With…? There you can find a comprehensive list of everything that’s recyclable, reusable and compostable in the metro area.

 

Get a bin or find a center

If you're a beginner when it comes to recycling, a good place to start is with the basics: cans, paper, cardboard, and plastic bottles and containers. Most residential trash haulers provide curbside recycling for these items. Call your hauler and ask about getting a curbside recycling bin for your home. If you’re not sure who your hauler is, find out which haulers serve your community. If curbside recycling isn’t an option, find the nearest drop-off recycling facility.

 

Recycle Better

For the most accurate, up-to-date list of what can and can’t go in the recycling bin, download the Recycle More, Recycle Better flyer.

 

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