recycling

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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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

One of the tasks resulting from my mother’s recent passing is the disposal of her prescription medications. While researching the best way to do this, I discovered that April 28, 2012, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.   Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day gives consumers an opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs so that they don’t affect the environment or fall into the hands of children or abusers.  You can find more information on…

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The Rest of the Plastics

Last week, I wrote about which plastics we recycle in New York City.  The bottom line is that the New York City Dept. of Sanitation only recycles plastic bottles and jugs (without the caps). So what should you do with the rest of the plastics?  A couple of astute readers pointed out other options for recycling them.

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