December 30, 2016 - 01:56pm
We have a saying here at American: “Know the NO’s”. That means that it is just as important to know what items CANNOT go into your recycling bin, as what CAN.
By “Knowing the NOs” and sticking to these resolutions you can guarantee you are recycling correctly!
Just say “NO” to these top 3 contaminants by vowing to NEVER put them in your recycling bin!
October 27, 2016 - 08:33am
Did you know that you can recycle cartons just like you recycle paper, cans and plastic!
Yes, those milk and orange juice cartons in your fridge can go in your recycling bin too!
Actually, all cartons are recyclable. Whether it’s iced coffee, apple juice, chicken broth, soy milk or protein drinks; we've got your food and beverage cartons covered.
Nearly 60% of U.S. households currently recycle their cartons, and we are proud to be part of the solution of reducing trash and landfills.
What’s more, cartons have a recyclable layer of paperboard underneath their plastic coating and when you recycle them, you give them new life as paper products you use every day, like paper towels.
July 27, 2016 - 01:21pm
The Dictionary defines Contamination as "the unwanted pollution of something by another substance".
This definition is perfect when you consider that "recycling contaminants" are items or substances that pollute recyclables, and damage the clean recycling stream. Essentially turning your recycling into trash.
Keeping your recycling bin clear of any contaminants ensures that we keep recycling centers clean, operational and able to produce clean bales. This in turn makes it possible to create high quality, new recycled goods. It is all connected, and it all starts with YOU!
Below is the long awaited part two, of our two part series on The WORST Contaminants to Keep OUT of your bin!
June 08, 2016 - 11:08am
On average, people produce 4 pounds of trash every day, which adds up to 1.5 tons a year! Most of this trash goes to landfills, which have serious negative effects on the environment. But fear not- there are many easy ways to reduce the amount of trash you generate in your home.