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Carrollton Reminds Residents to Recycle – It’s Quick, Easy, and Reduces Landfill

Post Date:08/01/2018 11:20 AM

The City of Carrollton wants to remind residents that recycling is quick, easy, and minimizes the amount of reusable material being dumped in landfills. There is no need to presort items or place them in bags. Place items in the blue recycling cart and roll the cart to the designated pick up location (curb or alley) on recycling day for convenient service. Recyclables are collected on regular trash collection days every other week, according to the 2018 Recycling Calendar, which can be downloaded at cityofcarrollton.com/recycling.

Recycling-Rules-ImageAcceptable items include: plastic bottles and rigid plastics #1 through #7 except Styrofoam, glass bottles and jars of any color (discard lids), aluminum and steel/tin cans (no foil or aluminum pans), boxboard (such as cereal and cracker boxes), cardboard (flatten and place in cart), newspaper (do not bundle or place in bags), paper bags, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, phone books, office and school paper.

Unacceptable items include: aluminum foil or pans, batteries of any kind, bubble wrap, chemicals, Christmas lights, diapers, food-soiled paper products (such as pizza boxes), garden hoses, hardback books, household hazardous waste, kitchen waste, oil, paint, plastic bags, plastic takeout containers and utensils, Styrofoam, tires, trash, and yard waste. Take all loose plastic bags to the nearest grocery store that collects bags for repurposing. Do not put loose plastic bags in the blue recycling cart.

Examples of items that contaminate the recycling process include: candy wrappers, chip bags, foam cups, items with food or liquid, juice pouches, paper towels, and straws.

Be sure to empty and rinse all containers, remove food items, and make sure that all material is clean and dry before recycling. Liquids and food residue contaminate the recycling process, and even a small amount can cause a load of recycled material to be rejected.

For more information, call 972-466-4950 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/recycling.

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