Beginning June 1, Monroe County will expand its residential recycling program, officials said Monday.
Plastics numbered 3 through 7 are to be added to the program’s list of acceptable recyclables, allowing residents to recycle more of their household waste.
The expansion of the recycling program was made possible by the county’s partnership with Cascades Recovery Inc., which expects plastics numbered 1 through 7 to be either recycled or sent to a waste-to-energy facility for energy recovery.
“Our partnership with Cascades Recovery marks a historical moment for our recycling program and ultimately provides residents with more recycling options,” Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks said in statement. “The ability for our citizens to recycle more of their household plastics and metal emphasizes Monroe County’s commitment to protecting our environment and providing future generations with a sustainable community.”
Some examples of acceptable recyclable items include: drinking cups, yogurt containers, empty steel/tin or aluminum cans or bottles, non-Styrofoam take-out containers and plant pots or containers. The number of the plastic can be found on the bottom of each container, accompanied with the recycling logo.
For a complete list of acceptable or unacceptable items visit: http://www.monroecounty.gov/des-residentialrecycling.php
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