Trash Talk

BY: Chamber Member Teresa Montgomery, Sustainable Programs Manager, South San Francisco Scavenger Company,

Q: Can giant clear plastic salad tubs from the market go under the blue lid of my recycling cart?
A: Yes. We do accept them under the blue lid of the recycle cart but encourage consumers to buy from the bulk bin instead. When you bring your own reusable container and buy in bulk, you are preventing waste which is far better than recycling it.
Q: Cap on or off a plastic bottle? Recyclable or garbage?
A: If you remove a plastic cap, it belongs in the gray Garbage cart. If you leave it on the bottle, it’s okay under the blue lid of your Recycling cart. Please make sure the bottle is empty.
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