The corner booth at the Leisure show last year worked so well last year we are doing it again.
Recyclable items were on one side and non-recyclable items on the other.
The non-recyclable table was most popular as many of the people stopping by were recycling. I had to remind them it was there for information not to make them feel guilty for sending non-recyclable items to the Centre.
Here is a list of things we receive that are not recyclable:
- plastic bags of any kind including those from dog food, even if they have a recycling symbol and a number.
- mixed material items. These are items like cans made of cardboard and tin (i.e. many coffee cans or Pringles cans), padded envelopes, laminated paper. Juice boxes and windowed envelopes are the only exceptions.
- #6 plastic items. Common ones are single serve yogurt cups that are attached to each other, some clam shells usually for baked goods, Swiffer item containers. If there is an ‘S’ in the letters under the recycling symbol, it is a #6.
- dishes, mirrors, window glass. We only take bottles and jars.
- black #1 plastic. Most #1 plastic you can see through. Any #1 plastic items that are not see through cannot be sorted by machine at the mills.
- kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners. The only exception is microwaves.
- Children’s toys, sports equipment.
- cardboard fast food containers, disposable eating utensils and left over food.
- Tin foil pans.
- Liners from Good Food boxes, waxed, oily, painted or very dirty cardboard.
- electric cords, Christmas lights, calculators.
- Photographs, CDs, DVDs, electronic games.
Check out the pictures at www.flinflonrecycling.org.