Single-use plastic litters our oceans and roadsides, kills creatures that ingest it, and is becoming more common in human bodies.
Use durable containers when possible.
A recycling symbol on a product does not necessarily mean it can be recycled in every community, if anywhere. (Read EcoCycle’s excellent guide on greenwashing terms.)
On Bainbridge and throughout Kitsap County, curbside service and transfer stations accept only the following types of plastic. Recycle only if rinsed, clean and empty.
bottles – plastic top on*
jugs – plastic top on
jars – top on only if it is also plastic
dairy tubs – lid goes to trash (because it doesn’t twist on)
* The plastic tops on spray bottles should be put in the trash. (They contain multiple materials.)
Clamshells are not recyclable.
If you have old Rubbermaid-like containers that are unusable, or random tops for them, you may drop those off in the grey Terracycle bin at the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West.
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