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Recycling tips

Dear Editor:

I keep finding plastic bottles and newspapers in the grocery store’s recycling bin, but that isn’t what they recycle.

In fact, the garbageman will just throw the bags you put outside your house in your recycle box into the dump truck; he doesn’t take plastic bags for recycling.



Here’s what can be put in the grocery store recycle bin:

• All must have a No. 2 or No. 4 on it.



• Plastic grocery bags (don’t forget to remove the receipt).

• Plastic produce bags (clean bags only).

• Dry-cleaning bags.

• Newspaper bags.

• Toilet paper packaging and paper towel packaging.

• Bottle over-wrap (the plastic casing around packages of water or other beverages).

• Bread bags.

• Ziploc bags (remove the zipper – it can’t be recycled with the bag).

• Trash bags (please remove the drawstring).

• Plastic packaging around consumer electronics.

Donna Thompson

Aspen


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