Connecting moms in Polk County, Fla.
Ok...I know this may sound dumb, but I am not sure of a few things with this. I know glass (jars and such), plastic (milk jugs, butter container and stuff), aluminum, and paper go to recycle. What has me stumped is the plastic wrap on the paper towels, bagged candy, paper plates, and paper towels. Do they go into regular household garbage or recycled trash?
Our MH Park is switching from a trash compactor to cans. They just delivered the cans last weekend. Don't know why the big one is household trash because to me you would have more recycled trash than anything.
This should be interesting. With hubby sleeping days, this truck is going to be stopping to collect trash at every home and the dogs are going to go nuts!! Hope they come while he's still awake. Bad enough the neighbor decides to sit inside all weekend doing nothing and decides to make noise outside on a week day when hubby is trying to sleep for work.
Maybe you can check the website of whatever company picks up for you. Also, sometimes they will list the acceptable items right on the bin. Some plastic containers have numbers on the bottom, and they only take certain numbers, but I never look at that. I just throw everything in.
My kids' school participates in that Terracycle thing...and they do take the plastic wrapping from many of the items you mention, but I don't know if it's the same with regular recycling. I usually throw those things out.
I put things in the bins that others have told me aren't recyclable like the clam shell packs from lettuce or grape tomatoes, or plastic strawberry boxes, flattened cardboard that hasn't touched food items (cereal boxes) and wine bottles, and they have never removed anything...except for some bubble wrap. That I take to UPS store.
Can I ask which school your kids do the Terracycle at?? I mentioned it at Wendell Watson Elementary a couple times but it never happened. I love what they do and the schools make money at that. Wouldn't mind dropping off the stuff for the Terracycle at the school that does it to help them out.
Will check out the website for the recycled items they take. Should be fun.
Lincoln Ave. I know their school has done it in the past, not sure about this year. Haven't been participating. If you can't find a school near you to drop off, perhaps the Terracycle website can direct you to a local drop off point.