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I would like to know what options there are for used battery disposal/recycling in San Jose
Lifestyle changes to reduce waste at home
Also would like to know about battery recycling, and LED and twisty lightbulbs.
Can you recycle empty candle jars?
what about berry boxes?
I grew up and still live in San Jose and have been trying to comply with the recycling program all these years. II realize that the rules about what goes where in recycling are complicated. But putting things like paper and empty food cans together in the same bin seems to make it easy for “clean” paper to get soiled with food residue from the cans. So, why am I told to trash pizza boxes, since they are mostly clean but may have a little bit of food residue.
I didn't know we couldn't put textiles in the recycling anymore. :(
Is it true that most plastic is NOT recyclable? Rather, is most of it not going to be recycled because the process is too expensive?
SanJoseRecycles is a terrific web site!
The compost that results from the San Jose garbage process is considered low grade because it still has small particles of plastics in it?
@Maria. It is not that that the process is too expensive. The challenge is markets for recycled plastic, meaning what companies are willing to buy to manufacture new products with the recycled plastics. In 2018 when China stopped accepting mixed plastics, it closed off the main market for plastics. The good news is that there are good domestic markets for #1 PET bottles, and #2 HDPE containers.
i'm so glad to hear that they are trying to reduce plastic use
If food jars are recyclable, are canning jars recyclable?
Does it make a difference if we remove the lids off plastic bottles or leave them on?
Should I put my clean paper recyclables in a separate bag or container to protect them from getting soiled by food residue from other containers?
What are your thoughts about going back to consumers paying a deposit for glass beverage bottles and getting refunded when they bring them back to the store?
don't buy single-serving yogurt containers
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