2004-03-12 / Community

Dos and Don’ts of New Recycling Program

Beginning April 1, the following guidelines will be in place for recycling in New York City:
Dos
Dos and Don’ts of New Recycling Program Beginning April 1, the following guidelines will be in place for recycling in New York City:

Beginning April 1, the following guidelines will be in place for recycling in New York City:

Dos

Mixed Paper:

Do recycle mixed paper in clear bags or green-labeled recycling containers.

B7 Newspapers

B7 Magazines and catalogs

B7 Telephone Books

B7 Paper, mail and envelopes

B7 Paper bags

B7 Soft cover books

B7 Smooth cardboard, including shoe boxes, cereal boxes (after removing liners and tubes

B7 Corrugated cardboard boxes (tied in bundles)

Metal, Plastics and Glass:

Do recycle metal, plastics and glass in clear bags or blue-labeled recycling containers.

B7 Cans

B7 Glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs, beverage cartons and box drinks

B7 Aluminum foils wraps and trays

B7 Household metal objects, such as wire hangers, pots and pans. You should also recycle large items which are 100% metal, such as metal furniture and metal cabinets.

Don’ts

B7 Don’t recycle plastic toys, electronic equipment or plastic cups and plates

B7 Don’t recycle deli or yogurt containers, Styrofoam items of plastic furniture

B7 Don’t use blue bags for your recyclables.

The Department also continues recycling appliances containing CFC gas (freon) like refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. Before recycling them, you must call 311 to schedule CFC removal. Also, for safety reasons, the Department of Sanitation requires that doors of refrigerators and freezers be removed before discarding them.

If you have any questions call 311 or visit the Department’s website at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.


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