RECYCLING TIPS

RECYCLING TIPS

 

Contamination of recyclables (such as mixing types of materials, unclean material, etc.) may cause a portion of the material collected to be discarded instead of being recycled.  Proper preparation of your recyclables helps ensure the material will be recycled into usable products.  Keep recyclables as clean and dry as possible.

 

Below is a list of acceptable items and some tips to follow:
TYPE OF MATERIAL
EXAMPLES
PREPERATION TIPS
No. 1 - PLASTIC BOTTLES (PETE)

 

(Look for the number 1 inside the

chasing arrows)

No. 2 - NATURAL PLASTIC BOTTLES (HDPE)

 

(Look for the number 2 inside the

chasing arrows)

No. 2 - COLORED PLASTIC BOTTLES (HDPE)

 

(Look for the number 2 inside the

chasing arrows)

ALUMINUM CANS 
 

 

(A magnet will not stick to this)

CARDBOARD MIX

 

 

Corrugated Cardboard, Boxboard (Chipboard) & Brown Paper Bags

GLASS BOTTLES and JARS

 

 

Green, Brown (Amber), Blue, Clear

PAPER MIX

 

Newsprint, Mixed Office Paper, Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books, Shredded, etc.

STEEL CANS 
 

 

(A magnet will stick to this)

Most soft drink and juice bottles, some shampoo bottles, etc.

Opaque containers such as milk jugs.

Colored jugs such as detergent, juice, etc.

Soft drinks, beer, some pet food cans, etc.

Shipping boxes, cereal boxes and other food packages, paper shopping bags, etc. Includes paper egg cartons.

 

NO beer or soda cartons.

Alcoholic beverage bottles, food jars, etc.

 

NO window glass, dishes, bulbs, etc.

Newspapers, slick coated publications, all colors of computer paper, junk mail, phone books, etc.

 

NO wrapping paper.

Vegetables, soup, juice, pet food, etc.

  • Remove all packaging materials from inside

  • Flatten boxes

  • Please do not recycle cardboard with food attached to it

  • Remove any plastic such as overwraps, CD’s, credit cards, etc.

  • Staples are OK

  • Remove caps and rinse container if needed

  • Crush container as flat as possible

  • Remove caps and rinse container if needed

  • Crush container as flat as possible

  • Remove caps and rinse container if needed

  • Crush container as flat as possible

  • Empty, rinse and flatten

  • Remove lids and rinse

  • No need to remove labels

  • Empty, rinse and flatten if possible

UNUSUAL ITEMS

 

The District also facilitates recycling of unusual items on a case-by-case basis, such as text books, unused or obsolete packaging or presentation materials — even chicken house feeders!  Please contact the District Office for assistance with recycling any unusual items.

​​Call us:

1-479-795-0751

​Find us: 

5702 Brookside Rd.

Bentonville, AR   72713

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