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Recycling Glass Bottles is Just as Easy as Poppin’ Them!

Glass is all around us. It’s in our cars, our homes and our workplaces. There is no question that it is part of our daily lives in its many forms. Fortunately, unlike so many of the items we consume and use frequently, glass is 100% recyclable and often reusable.


Nonetheless, glass products make up a lot of industrial waste in our country and throughout the world. The United States is just now starting to catch up to places like Germany and England with the rates of our glass recycling, and with your help we can get even better!alt
Fortunately, here in San Bernardino County, recycling our glass bottles and containers is easy to do! Here’s how your household can properly recycle glass products:
*Glass can be placed in your curbside recycling bin
*Please empty and remove all lids
*Not all glass is created equal: keep mirrors, light bulbs, dishes, windows or ceramics out of your recycling bin. If these items are in good condition, donate them to your local thrift store. Burned out light bulbs should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste facility.

Pretty simple right? Well, that’s our goal anyway, and we hope as a result you will do your part to recycle glass bottles and containers. Let us know the latest glass product that made it into your recycling bin in the comment section below. To learn more about recycling, visit our recycling page.


May’s Monthly Recyclable: The Lifeblood of Trees

For May, the monthly recyclable is Paper! The Curbside Recycling Program wants to extend a reminder that it accepts all paper. Paper is one of the most important materials used universally virtually every day. Paper has a very high recovery rate. If measured by weight, more paper is recovered for recycling than all glass, plastic and aluminum combined. Keep recycling right!





The monthly non-acceptable blue bin item is Electronic Waste. Electronics such as telephones, radios, TVs, computers and cell phones are considered e-waste. What do you usually do when you come across old electronics? What type of electronics become outdated quickly in your household? E-waste accounts for 70 percent of overall toxic waste found in landfills and if trashed, can leach toxic substances into the soil and groundwater. Be sure to dispose of e-waste properly at an appropriate collection center or put working items to good use by donating.

You should have received your postcard reminder in the mail last weekend.

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