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Questions to Ask the Local Recycling Company

Questions to Ask the Local Recycling Company

The neighborhood association has decided to initiate a recycling project, and that means working closely with a local Recycling Company. While coming up with a specific plan, it makes sense to ask a few questions. A representative from the company can meet with everyone in the neighborhood and make sure any questions about the program are answered in advance. Here are some of the questions that need to be asked at that meeting.

What Types of Items are Accepted?

It pays to ask the representative from the Recycling Company what sort of items can be placed in the bins. This provides each household in the neighborhood with some ideas on what they can set aside for recycling and what can be placed in the trash. For example, the local company may readily accept items like clear glass bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic water bottles. There’s a good chance that the company will also pick up newspapers as part of the effort.

What Items are Not Accepted?

There will be limitations on what the company will accept. For example, cardboard that is not treated with any type of wax coating may be fine, but the waxed variety can’t be used. The same goes for those waxed paper cups that come from the local coffee shop. Plastic grocery bags may also be something that the homeowners will need to find another use for rather than dumping them in a recycling bin.

What’s the Pickup Schedule?

It will be easy enough to spot the recycling containers in a convenient location in the neighborhood. Depending on how much is donated each week, the company may arrange to pick up and swap out the containers every Monday morning. In some cases, bi-weekly pickups may be work fine. Remember that as more people choose to participate, it’s possible to adjust the schedule to include more frequent pickups.

If the idea of a neighborhood recycling program seems like a good idea, visit or check out the Google+ for more ideas and information. Creating this type of program is easier than many people realize and will certainly benefit the community in the long run.

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