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May 30

Green is the New Black

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 3:56 PM by Katie Stamy

Recycling can significantly reduce reliance on landfills and help conserve natural resources. Republic Services offers recycling to residents and is devoted to making saving the planet effortless for you. 

Paper products such as newspapers, envelopes, junk mail, phone books, brochures, and magazines are all recyclable. Cardboard items such as file folders, poster boards, frozen food boxes, cardboard boxes, and milk cartons can be recycled as well. 

Plastic water bottles, take out containers, soda bottles, and bagged film plastics can be put into the recycling bin, along with aluminum beverage cans, pots and pans, tins and utensils, and scrap metal. Glass recycling is available but varies by location, contact Republic Services for more information. It should be noted that when recycling, please make sure your recyclables are empty, clean, and dry. 

Nonrecyclable items include aerosol cans, aluminum foil, batteries, clothing, food waste, napkins, mirrors, ceramics, styrofoam, paper towels, glass windows, Pyrex, plastic bags, shredded paper, stickers/address labels, and tissues. 

Recyclable items that require special handling include incandescent light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, computers or electronics, needles or syringes, hazardous waste, paint, and toxic material containers. 

Republic Services makes it easy for you to go green and recycle! Recycling is picked up every Thursday. To receive a recycling bin, you must contact Republic Services at 713.726.7300 or visit