Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Being a good steward of what we've been given does not only involve money. It also includes being a good steward of the resources we have on Earth.

We recently received a list in the mail of everything that we can recycle. As usual, I tend to go overboard when I set my sights on a cause. I actually cringe now when I take along prepackaged applesauce for my kids' lunch and don't have a recycling bin to throw away the bottom plastic part. Obviously, I need to learn balance as well. Anyway, you may not realize how much we can recycle these days, so here's a list of what is allowed by most major recycling companies.

The following material is accepted on the curbside recycling program:
  • Pasteboard (cereal boxes, empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls, soda boxes, beer boxes, tissue boxes, gift boxes, pizza boxes, and shoe boxes)
  • Brown paper grocery bags (no wax, no wet strength material, no liners)
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened and cut down to no larger than 3 ft x 3 ft)
  • Newspaper, supplements, magazines, and catalogs
  • Plastic #1-#7 (#s on bottom of plastic containers) REMOVE ALL LIDS
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, green, and brown) REMOVE ALL LIDS
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans and tin household containers, such as food cans (Please empty and rinse. It is not necessary to remove labels. Empty aerosol cans are permitted if nozzle is removed.)

The following material is NOT accepted:

  • Plastic bags (Publix has bin at the curb for these)
  • Electronic devices
  • Motor oil or pesticide containers
  • Light bulbs or drinkware
  • Aluminum foil or pie plates
  • Paint or pesticide cans
  • Egg cartons and styrofoam trays (Publix has bin at the curb for these)

Please consider recycling what you don't need anymore. It doesn't cost you anything and it helps preserve the resources we've been entrusted with.

1 comment:

Jaime said...

What a great reminder Abby! And thanks for the detailed list. I didn't realize all that we could recycle.