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Plastics Recycling Grows Up

After years of trying to explain to my confused clients which plastics went into the recycling bin and which didn’t, I’m delighted to say that New York City has revised its rules. The New York City Department of Sanitation is now accepting all rigid plastics in recycling pickups.  What does that mean, you ask? Here is a list of rigid plastics from the NYC recycling web site: plastic bottles, jugs & jars rigid plastic caps & lids rigid plastic food…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling: Part 1

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At my clients’ homes – and even in my own home – there is much confusion about what needs to be recycled in New York City. The simple answer is: paper and cardboard. beverage cartons, bottles, cans, metal & foil. bulky metal and appliances with CFC gas. Let me explain what specifically that means. This week, I’ll cover paper and cardboard In coming weeks, I’ll cover the other types of recyclables.

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