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Commonly Missed Recyclable Household Items

When a New Year begins, there’s always something compelling about making New Year’s resolutions. Maybe it’s because we want the New Year to be the best one yet, or maybe we need something to focus on during the remaining cold months of winter besides moving to a warmer climate. Whatever the reason, it’s a good idea to make improvements.


We’ve received a few questions from enthusiastic residents aiming to increase the quantity and quality of their recycling at home. Impressed with this mentality, we're always happy to help where we can!


If you want to improve your recycling habits, a good way to start is by identifying commonly used items in your home that are often overlooked as a recycling option.


This may sound strange, but start in the bathroom. According to recent studies, only 1 in 5 people consistently recycle items from their bathrooms! It makes sense, since recycle bins typically aren’t found in these small rooms that are already packed with necessary toiletries. And you’d hate to remove anything too important to make room for a recycle bin!!


However, there are ways around the spacing issue. By placing a decorative recycling container near your bathroom, you can add to your household décor (include a container lid for aesthetic and aromatic purposes), as well as collect these common recyclable items:


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  • Shampoo and Body Wash Bottles- Once these bottles are empty, they are great candidates for recycling! Typically #1 or #2 plastic, they don’t even need to be washed out. Boohyah!
  • Medicine Bottles- To prevent health and safety hazards, please make sure your medicine bottles are completely empty and rinsed before recycling them, but they are indeed recyclable.
  • Toilet paper rolls- These cardboard rolls are 100% recyclable, and are usually generated on a regular basis. Please recycle!
  • Kleenex Boxes- Though facial tissues themselves are not recyclable, the box can be diverted from the landfill. Simply flatten, and find the nearest bin.

While the bathroom is just one area of your house, it’s somewhere to begin salvaging more recyclable material. And please continue to reach out to us with questions if new developments and/or ideas present themselves!


Thanks for reading!



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