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Sponsor Post: Recycling in San Diego Just Got Better

Historically, California cities have had some of the best green initiatives in the country, and it's no different for San Diego. Most San Diego residents can already take advantage of great recycling pick-up and drop-off programs that collect everything from newspapers to phone books to plastic bottles to glass. Homeowners can just fill up their blue recycling tubs, put them on the curb on the designated day, and have their recycling picked up for them.

Recently, though, San Diego has been working on expanding its recycling program, which runs through IMS Recycling and the Allan Company. Because plastics are such a huge part of our everyday lives, San Diego has been trying to boost the types of plastics it can recycle for the city. Now you can recycle everything from plastic jars and bottles to clean plastic food containers. You can actually even recycle plastic toys, buckets, and tubs, including totes, crates, and laundry bags. Even lawn furniture can be recycled in San Diego!

Just make sure that your large plastic containers can actually fit into your blue recycling bin by breaking them down as much as possible so that they don't stick out the top of your bin.

What can't be recycled in San Diego?

Although the city is working on making as many things recyclable as possible, there are still some limits. For instance, plastic eating utensils and glassware can't be recycled. Luckily, many things that aren't recyclable, including Styrofoam packaging, ceramics, and used clothing can be donated if they're still in usable condition.

As recycling options develop, San Diego will continue to add in new recycling options for its residents. For now, though, take advantage of those blue bins, and recycle as much as you possibly can from your home!

About Recycle San Diego

Recycle San Diego is the area’s preeminent provider of recycling services, including electronics recycling, battery recycling, ewaste drop-off and pickup services and business waste management. Recycle San Diego also offers ewaste collection events, hard drive destruction and paper shredding services. Learn more at RecycleSanDiego.org.

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