SPU offers recylcing tips for the holidays

Seattle Public Utilities wants to remind Seattle residents that extra recycling, in addition to a full recycling cart, is free. Locals are encourages to put extra recyclables in sturdy bins, boxes or 32-gallon cans next to your recycling cart on collection day.

Here are some more holiday recycling reminders from SPU:

  • Recycle cardboard boxes: Cardboard pizza boxes can be recycled if clean.  Flatten them first. If they have food in them, put uncoated cardboard boxes in the food and yard waste cart.
  • Recycle or reuse paper gift wrap.
  • Recycle catalogs and holiday cards.
  • Reuse ribbons and bows, or put in the garbage.
  • Batteries, burned out holiday lights and Styrofoam CANNOT be recycled in curbside recycling carts. There are several locations where you can dispose of them for no charge.
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, Ni-Cad and Lithium rechargeable and other batteries can be disposed of free of charge at Seattle’s Household Hazardous waste stations.

Find out what can be recycled and where you can recycle them here.

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