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Bridgeport CT Guide to Recycling

Bridgeport CT Guide to Recycling

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What can I recycle through the newsingle-stream system?
Paper (newspaper, junk mail, magazines,catalogs, envelopes) – nobundling required!Clean cardboard and boxboard(cracker boxes, pasta boxes, shoeboxes and other similarmaterials) – no bundlingrequired!• Paper egg cartons• Paper bagsOffice and school papersEmpty glass jars andbottlesAluminum cans and clean foilEmpty tin and steel cans,including aerosol cans (no paint,pesticide or herbicide cans,please)All plastic containerslabeled #1 and #2All other plastic food,beverage, soap and shampoocontainers labeled #3, #4,#5, #6 and #7
How does my town benefit fromsingle-stream recycling?
Every ton of disposables that your town recycles is a ton your town does not have to pay for to dispose as trash.Single-stream is helping us recover and re-use valuable materials: Some communities have increased their recyclingvolumes by as much as 100 percent within a year of beginning their single-stream programs.For more information about recycling, call your town or hauler or visitwww.crra.org.© CRRA 2009, 2010, 2011.
BE GREEN –
ALL CONTAINERS SHOULD BE EMPTY AND CLEAN
What isNOTrecyclablein this system?
• No garbage• No plastic bagsNo books of any kind• No bottle caps• No plastic utensils• No food wasteNo food-tainted items (used paper platesor boxes, paper towels or paper napkins)No polystyrene or StyrofoamNo motor oil bottlesNo hazardous chemical containersNo plastic toys or sporting goodsNo electronics or batteriesNo compact discs or DVDsNo foam egg cartonsNo ice cream cartons• No light bulbs• No hangersNo yard waste or garden toolsNo pots and pans• No phone books• No pizza boxesNo black plastic containersNo wax or plastic-coated cardboardNo plant containersNo medicine or medication bottlesNo Tyvek or similar envelopes
Make a contribution todayat www.crra.org/pages/edu_donate.htm

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Can I get a 2nd recycling bin for my home? One is not enough.

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