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Recycling After the 4th | Marck Recycling

We love the 4th of July. The Old Fashioned Picnicbarbecues, the parades, the fireworks—it’s a great time to get together with family and friends and celebrate our country. However you decide to celebrate this year, keep in mind your celebration can be recycled. Here’s what you can do:

Fireworks: Okay, because of their makeup of dangerous chemicals, the vast majority of fireworks are actually NOT recyclable. But you can still make sure you’re disposing of them in the safest way possible. First, light fireworks on a hard, flat surface in one designated area, so they’re easier to clean up. When you’re done, removed the fuses and soak the remains in water, then double bag the trash. This way, the powdered chemicals stay contained in the used fireworks and don’t spread to other areas.

Decorations: Opt for paper decorations when possible, and consider decorations that can be used for more than one year.

Paper/plastic utensils: Put out clearly labeled recycle bins at your get-together so guests know what to do with their plates and forks when they’re done.

Sunscreen bottles: Sometimes we forget items like these, but sunscreen bottles are plastic, and can be recycled like normal.

Food-soiled paper: Keep in mind this is not recyclable, but in most areas can be composted.


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July 6, 2015 | Environment, Metal, Paper, Plastic