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Santa Barbara County provides recycling tips on America Recycles Day

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -- Santa Barbara County celebrates America Recycles Day by giving some tips on better ways to recycle in the area.

This is all in part of their initiative towards waste reduction.

According to the release, they say recycling markets have changed so what was considered recyclable earlier this year, no longer applies.

They say some of the plastics people recycled used to ship to Asian Markets where the were processed and then sold to manufacturers overseas.

Now with new foreign policies, the export of recyclables to Asian countries is very limited.

In the meanwhile, the county provide a list of items that can be placed in the residential recycling bin:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal cans, pots and pans
  • Mixed paper, magazines, newspapers and non-greasy cardboard
  • Plastic bottles and large containers that held a liquid with a #1 or #2 recycling symbol
  • Rigid plastic containers with a #5 symbol, sized one gallon or larger

If unsure about a particular item not listed above, click here.

Materials, when not recycled correctly, creates more work for the processing facilities and contributes to the residual trash that must be trucked back to our landfill.

For more information on America Recycles Day click here.

Article Topic Follows: Environment & Energy

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