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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Resolve to Reduce Waste and Recycle Right

Reduce Waste

The new year, a time when many people concern themselves with reducing the size of their waist, is also a time to remember to reduce your waste.

Extending the life of our landfill and preserving our environment involve more than recycling. It starts with reducing the amount of waste we each generate. This year, remember your reusable bags at the grocery store, bring a reusable mug or water bottle to work, pack your lunch with reusable containers and refuse plastic straws. And when situations inevitably arise where you do make waste, make sure you dispose of and recycle all your garbage properly.

Knowing what can be recycled in the blue recycling cart can be complicated. But throwing non-recyclable items in the recycling cart can contaminate recycling and make it trash. Currently one in four items in the recycling is something that doesn’t belong. Stop guessing and help Garland start 2020 right by only placing recyclable items in the recycling cart.

Only bottles, jars, cans, boxes, cartons and papers that are empty, clean and dry, belong in the recycling. All other items should be donated or thrown in the green trash cart.

Puzzled? Use or call 972-205-3500 for all your disposal questions.

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