Unnumbered plastics (toothbrushes, toys, hoses, cereal bags, etc.) In addition to describing what can be recycled, the website provides information on why certain items can and cannot be classified and, ultimately, reused. The website also challenges people's preconceived notions about what can be recycled, with a rather creative approach. The plastic window can be recycled. Departments and individuals who want to recycle their writing utensils should take them to any of the buildings listed below.
This just leaves the outer box clean, which is perfectly recyclable even with a few small greasy stains, says Vujovic. They can't see if there are non-recyclable materials in the car, said Jennifer Martinez, a spokesperson for the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation. Teachers and staff can recycle used ink, toner cartridges from copiers and printers (as well as printer fusers) from any manufacturer in two simple ways. When you recycle larger cardboard boxes, break the box, secure it, and place it next to the blue cart.
The Deputy Commissioner for Streets and Sanitation, Chris Sauve, generally discourages residents from recycling pizza boxes because too many are full of food and greasy bags (those cardboard discs that are placed under the pizza). In addition, you can recycle any plastic film (not just grocery bags) at your local supermarket or large retail store. By their nature, boxes, lids and trays are used to store clean plastic (such as tips), so that they are inherently clean. It's important to screw on bottles and jars before placing these items in the recycling bin, even if the lids are made of different materials.
Wire hangers, according to the head of the city's recycling department, should also go to the trash, not to recycling. Discard boxes with pipette tips in specially marked containers near laboratories; they will be recycled and, eventually, used for other uses, such as agricultural trays for plants. On the other hand, if you choose to recycle the plastic film, you should take the material to the bin with special marks at Student Center East, Student Center West, Student Services Building or the West School of Medicine building, to the combined recycling cabinet for batteries, plastic bags and used writing instruments. Departments and individuals who want to recycle their alkaline batteries should take them to any of the buildings listed below.
However, Vujovic, from Waste Management, responds that pizza cardboard can be a very valuable recycled item if residents recycle it properly. The UIC Recycling Program does not accept plastic films and, therefore, cannot be placed in bottle and can containers on campus.