Notes from the Recycling Bin

Sorting Recyclables 101

“Sort” is the key word; don’t mix one recyclable with another and remove all recyclables from bags before disposing.

— Aluminum Cans: no other aluminum products or tin.

— Corrugated Cardboard: flatten, no waxboard or paperboard.

— Glass Containers: bottles and jars, clean, no lids, labels OK

— Hazardous Waste: accepted only on designated collection days; next collection days are January 14, 2017 and March 11, 2017.

— Household Batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, 12 volt etc. Ask attendant at CPL to direct you to collection container.

— Mixed Paper: catalogs, magazines, soft cover books, telephone books, file folders, paper and paperboard: staples OK, but remove paper clips, clasp holders, plastic book covers, and plastic or spiral wire bindings.

— Newspaper: clean and dry.

— Plastic Bags, Plastic Film: dry cleaner bags, grocery bags, newspaper sleeves, plastic wrap, shrink wrap, shopping bags, stretch wrap, trash bags and ziplock bags-NO food-contaminated bags or wrap.

— Pete #1: clean, labels OK.

— HDPE #2: clean, labels OK.

— Tin Cans: clean.

Practice Recycling and it will become Second Nature.

KPB Solid Waste Recycles Tally for Fiscal Year 2016

MaterialPoundsTons

Aluminum30756 15.378

Cardboard 722000 361

Newspaper 216000 108

Mixed Paper 247700 123.85

Office Pack16200081

Pete #1 33142 16.571

HDPE #2 21064 10.532

Plastic Bags 8134 4.067

Tin Cans 11128 5.564

How cool is that? Let’s keep it going in 2017.

Information provided by ReGroup, a nonprofit educational group, formed in 1989 to develop public awareness of waste reduction, reuse and recycling benefits on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. ReGroup meets every third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hope Community Resources Community Center on Princeton Avenue off Kalifornsky Beach Road. Find ReGroup at regroupalaska.org or contact at regroupkenaipeninsula@gmail.com.

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