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What Goes in the Recycle Bin? Not Plastic Bags

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Most residents in San Tan Valley receive a trash and recycle can that is then picked up by a waste management company weekly.

Often there is confusion as to what can be recycled and what needs to be thrown away as trash. The one item that causes the most grief for recycling plants is the plastic bag.

Plastic bags routinely jam the machines at the recycling plant and officials estimate they are losing millions of dollars a year because of them.

While plastic is normally recyclable, plastic bags get stuck in the machines causing them to shut down daily.

What can go in your recycle bin?

Paper products

Office paper, mail, newspaper, magazines and pamphlets, paper bags, food and beverage cartons (these often contain milk, juice, soup, cream, beans, water, or broth, etc.)

Hard plastic products

Jugs, bottles, jars, cups, to-go containers

Metal products

Steel/tin food cans, aluminum beverage cans, party trays, aluminum foil

Cardboard products

Boxes, clean pizza boxes (no grease, if the bottom is greasy, then recycle just the top half), food packaging boxes

Glass products

Bottles, jars

REMEMBER: All materials must be emptied of liquids and free of food scraps and grease before tossing them in the container.

What CANNOT go in your recycle bin?

Batteries

All batteries: Vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, alkaline, lithium ion, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride batteries

Thin paper products

Tissue paper, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins

Soft plastics

All flexible and stretchable plastics: plastic kitchen bags, plastic shopping bags, thin film plastics, candy wrappers, chip bags

Large metal items

Metal sheets, electronics, car parts, hoses, lights

Greasy cardboard food containers

Greasy pizza boxes, greasy to-go containers

Specialty glass items

Light bulbs, ceramics, sheets of glass

Miscellaneous

Polystyrene (ex. StyrofoamTM), grass, yard waste, food waste, clothing, diapers, garden hoses

Where can you recycle plastic bags in San Tan Valley?

  • Wal-Mart Supercenter: 1725 W Hunt Hwy SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ (480) 677-2149
  • Fry's Food: 542 E. Hunt Hwy San Tan Valley, AZ 480-888-1778
  • Fry's Food: 155 W Combs Rd San Tan Valley, AZ 480-474-6600

Have additional questions? Contact your waste management company here.

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