Recycling Basics: Give Your Trash a Second Chance!

Recycling can be tricky! The list of things you can and cannot recycle seems to always be growing and changing. Check with your local service provider because based on where you live, your recycling options will vary. Here are some basics to help make recycling easier!

Three General Rules of Recycling

1. Recycle all bottles, cans, and paper
2. Keep items relatively clean and dry (leave the labels and lids)
3. NO plastic bags mixed in with other recyclables

DO’s and DON’T’S of Recycling



  • Any rigid plastic container or bottles found in your kitchen
  • Cereal/snack cardboard boxes
  • Newspapers, phonebooks, magazines, mail, office/school paper
  • Tin, aluminum, and steel cans
  • Glass food jars and bottles
  • Plastic wrap and bags
  • Egg cartons
  • Foam cups, plates, and to-go containers
  • Fast food packaging/ Greasy pizza boxes
  • Other soiled dirty or soiled food containers










You can always reuse or repurpose your "trash" as well. Look at these awesome ideas below!


There are ways to recycle ALL sorts of things! Do your part and be a part of the solution!

To get a better idea of what you can recycle in your area check out this website:

Here are a few websites that go into more detail of what can and cannot be recycled: