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Celebrate Earth Day

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Help your kids become stewards of the earth by involving everyone in the recycling routine. Save this sorting guide as a reference for the whole family!

PAPER PRODUCTS

  • Newspaper
  • Paper soda/beer cartons
  • Junk mail
  • Wrapping paper (no foil lining)
  • Shredded paper
  • Computer paper
  • Cereal boxes (remove plastic lining)
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Shoe boxes
  • Paper towel/toilet paper tubes
  • Magazines & catalogs
  • Paper bags
  • Corrugated cardboard

TIN & ALUMINUM

(remember to wash and slosh)

  • Cans
  • Beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Pie tins
  • Aluminum dinner trays

PLASTICS

  • Plastic bottles & tubs (6 ounces or larger)
  • Rigid Plastic Plant Pots 4" or larger
  • Plastic Buckets 5 gallons or less
  • Milk jugs

YARD DEBRIS & RAW FOOD WASTE

(The only thing we 100% recycle in Central Oregon.)

  • Grass clippings
  • Brush
  • Plant prunings
  • Pine Needles
  • Pine Cones
  • Weeds
  • Trimmings
  • Branches (no longer than 36")
  • Sod & clean dirt
  • Raw Food Waste

DO NOT PUT THESE INTO YARD DEBRIS

Lumber, Rocks, Gravel, Metal, Plastics, Trash, Plastic Bags

GLASS

(Put these into your Glass Bin! No need to separate (labels are OK!)

  • Beer bottles
  • Wine bottles
  • Olive oil bottles
  • Mason jars
  • No dishes
  • No ceramic
  • No window glass

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