I am currently studying for the LEED Green Associate exam (I am taking it on March 14, ahhhh!) and I am also in a sustainability class (basically I am becoming a tree hugger) so today in class we went on a tour of the on-campus recycling facilities!
Our tour guide, Logan, said that the number one thing you should NOT recycle that people in Rexburg commonly recycle... DIAPERS! ewwwwwww!
Here is a list of some other things that should not be recycled:
- used paper plates
- tissues, napkins, and paper towels
- plastic bags
- bottle caps
- packaging Made of Foiled, Glossy, Glazed, Waxed, Glassine, and Lacquer Coating (i.e. candy bars wrappers, chip bags, juice boxes, etc.
- hazardous household waste (i.e. batteries, lightbulbs, paint cans, etc.)
Moral of the story... RECYCLE! (but not the wrong items)