Proper Steps for Highly Effective Recycling
Guide to the Correct Recycling Steps
While our main focus is on C&D materials & waste recycling, we thought it was important to provide a guide to the proper recycling steps you should be taking in your home and business. There are many rules and regulations surrounding the correct ways to recycle plastic, paper and aluminum. While it can be hard to remember it all, local municipalities typically send a quarterly flyer or the information can be found on their website. JJD Recycling LLC in Philadelphia, PA offers a simple, yet complete, guide to the proper steps for recycling in your house, office or business setting.
5 Simple Home & Business Recycling Steps
Organize & Label Bins:
Recycling bins should be separated and categorized into four basic categories: Paper, Glass, Aluminum & Plastic. This will be extremely helpful in knowing exactly where your recyclables need to go and to ensure their proper disposal.
Know What is Not Recyclable:
Just because something is made of paper, plastic, glass or aluminum does not necessarily mean it can be recycled. Refer to your local township website to verify whether an item is recyclable. As a general rule of them, the following items cannot be recycled: hoses, plastic bags, clothes and propane tanks.
Clean Out Containers:
Always do a quick rinse out of milk containers, juice jugs and aluminum cans containing food. Not only will this keep your receptacles clean, but it will also keep bugs and rodents away.
No Plastic Bags:
Only a few cities around the country, like New York City, require recycling inside plastic bags. However, most municipalities will refuse pick up if there are any plastic bags in the container. Not only is it dangerous for employees to open these bags with their hands, but they clog the sorting machines causing thousands of dollars in damage.
When in Doubt, Throw it Out:
Finally, if an item cannot be reused or donated and you’re unsure if it is meant for recycling it is best to throw it in your regular garbage. While it will still end up in a landfill, this is a better alternative than putting something in recycling when it does not belong.
Construction Material Recycling Center
JJD Recycling LLC is available for drop off of various construction material and debris including concrete, asphalt, clean fill and stripped topsoil disposal. If you own a construction business, learn the economic and environment benefits of recycling and some tips to reduce debris & waste.