If you do not recycle the following items, what is your excuse?
One of the easiest things to recycle, and very profitable, is glass bottles and jars. Glass is divided into three types according to colour: clear, green and brown.
Most recycling companies collect glass bottles, provided that they be cleaned and sorted.
It’s important to remember to sort out all recyclables. Separate the different types i.e. separate green from brown, from clear type glass.
Some recyclers take in broken glass, but rather give an undamaged one.
You can even return your 500ml cool drink bottles to your local Superette and get money back.
Most recycling companies collect paper, some even come out to your house to collect paper.
The key to efficient paper recycling is sorting the papers out before giving them to the recycler. Colour paper shouldn’t be mixed with white paper. Also hard paper shouldn’t be mixed with soft paper.
The recyclers don’t mind if there are any staples attached to the paper, so don’t fret too much about that.
Any paper that has been contaminated by; food, adhesives, wax or oils, cannot be recycled and should rather be reused in a compost heap. Shredded paper is also not accepted.
Newspapers can easily pile up in your home. In most households, newspapers are seen as litter and simply thrown in the trash. But it’s easy to recycle newspaper, cost effective and it’s good for the environment.
The great thing about newspaper recycling, is that there is no sorting involved. Simply put them in a box and give it to the recyclers.
Just like paper, newspapers should never be shredded and if there is spoilage, just use it in your compost heap.