Did you know that nail polish and nail polish remover is considered household hazardous waste? Nail polish and nail polish remover contain chemicals that can seep into the environment when thrown away in the trash can. Dispose of these type of items responsibly, schedule an appoint to take this and other household chemicals to your local household hazardous waste collection facility. #NailPolish #Recycle

Did you know that nail polish and nail polish remover is considered household hazardous waste? Nail polish and nail polish remover contain chemicals that can seep into the environment when thrown away in the trash can. Dispose of these type of items responsibly, schedule an appoint to take this and other household chemicals to your local household hazardous waste collection facility. #NailPolish #Recycle

What makes recycling easy? Placing a recycling bin next to trash bins in the house, especially rooms that people aren't likely to recycle. Recycling in the bathroom is at an all time low. Recycle paper and plastic material commonly found in the bathroom and let us collectively increase the amount of bathroom recycling that occurs in the U.S.

Posts about bathroom recycling written by I Love A Clean San Diego

All set on the recycling basics? Take your recycling knowledge to the next level, search over 300 recyclable items on WasteFreeSD.org

All set on the recycling basics? Take your recycling knowledge to the next level, search over 300 recyclable items on WasteFreeSD.org

Are paint can recyclable? YES, empty paint cans are accepted in your recycling bin. Paint cans with less than 1 inch left can be left to dry for up to a week. Afterwards simply remove the lid before placing in your recycling bin. Have questions about paint disposal in San Diego County? Call 1-800-237-BLUE for more information.

Are paint can recyclable? YES, empty paint cans are accepted in your recycling bin. Paint cans with less than 1 inch left can be left to dry for up to a week. Afterwards simply remove the lid before placing in your recycling bin. Have questions about paint disposal in San Diego County? Call 1-800-237-BLUE for more information.

Comic Strip: The Recycling Adventures Of Sophie Shampoo And Mason Mouthwash

Comic Strip: The Recycling Adventures of Sophie Shampoo and Mason Mouthwash

Bathroom products Sophie Shampoo and Mason Mouthwash are worried they won't be recycled in this kid-friendly comic strip.

Waiting on a package from all the Cyber Monday shopping? Remember to recycle all block styrofoam from bulky packaging in the blue bin. Block styrofoam should not be confused with packing peanuts which are not recyclable. Packing peanuts can be donated to a local shipping store, to find one near you visit WasteFreeSD.org

Waiting on a package from all the Cyber Monday shopping? Remember to recycle all block styrofoam from bulky packaging in the blue bin. Block styrofoam should not be confused with packing peanuts which are not recyclable. Packing peanuts can be donated to a local shipping store, to find one near you visit WasteFreeSD.org

Did you use any cooking oil this holiday season? Don't dump cooking oil, fats, or grease down the drain! It all leads to the ocean and causes major back ups in the piping system. Collect the liquids after cooking and place in a seal-able container. Cooking oil can be recycled at many facilities around San Diego, to find one near you visit WasteFreeSD.org.

Did you use any cooking oil this holiday season? Don't dump cooking oil, fats, or grease down the drain! It all leads to the ocean and causes major back ups in the piping system. Collect the liquids after cooking and place in a seal-able container. Cooking oil can be recycled at many facilities around San Diego, to find one near you visit WasteFreeSD.org.

When cooking oil is discarded into your kitchen sink, it accumulates inside the sewer pipes making it difficult for wastewater to flow freely to the wastewater treatment plant. When wastewater cannot make its way through the sewer pipes, it overflows into homes, streets, lawns, and storm drains, eventually making its way to the ocean. These results are the equivalent of a sewage spill, and can cause substantial damage to the local environment.

Holiday Meal Planning to Reduce Food Waste and Clogged Pipes

Quick recycling tip: recycle clean aluminum foil only! Be sure to crush the foil into a ball and recycle in your blue bin. Measure what is needed before tearing off a piece from the roll. If the aluminum foil is greasy or has food stuck on it, it belongs in the trash! Happy holidays recycling champions!

Quick recycling tip: recycle clean aluminum foil only! Be sure to crush the foil into a ball and recycle in your blue bin. Measure what is needed before tearing off a piece from the roll. If the aluminum foil is greasy or has food stuck on it, it belongs in the trash! Happy holidays recycling champions!

Great news, in San Diego cartons made out of Tetrapak (mixed aluminum and paper containers) are recycleable! This is not a widely common practice in other parts of the country but here in San Diego County you can conveniently place milk, juice, broth, wine, and soup cartons in your recycling bin. Recycle away!

Great news, in San Diego cartons made out of Tetrapak (mixed aluminum and paper containers) are recycleable! This is not a widely common practice in other parts of the country but here in San Diego County you can conveniently place milk, juice, broth, wine, and soup cartons in your recycling bin. Recycle away!

The U.S. generated 3 million tons of e-waste in 2013. More than half of it ended up in landfills.  Recycle your electronics! Visit WasteFreeSD to find a center near you. #BeRecycled

generated 3 million tons of e-waste in More than half of it ended up in landfills. Recycle your electronics! Visit WasteFreeSD to find a center near you.

Plastic wrappers are not recyclable! Snack bags, candy wrappers, and chip bags should be thrown in the trash can. Evaluate the plastic using the CRUSH TEST, if the wrapper is easy enough to crush in your hand, it is not rigid enough to recycle with other plastics. Want to learn more about recycling, watch I Love A Clean San Diego's Recycling at Home video more San Diego recycling rules!

Have you ever tossed something into the recycling bin and hoped for the best that it is actually recyclable?

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to raise awareness about the potential abuse of medications when not disposed of properly. Find a collection site closest to your zipcode by searching www.WasteFreeSD.org and choosing the category 'Medications'.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to raise awareness about the potential abuse of medications when not disposed of properly. Find a collection site closest to your zipcode by searching www.WasteFreeSD.org and choosing the category 'Medications'.

The second most commonly found debris is Styrofoam, animals frequently mistake small pieces for food causing irreversible effects. Help keep San Diego beaches and waterways free of Styrofoam!

The second most commonly found debris is Styrofoam, animals frequently mistake small pieces for food causing irreversible effects. Help keep San Diego beaches and waterways free of Styrofoam!

Save the date: The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day initiative is in two weeks! All over San Diego County safe and convenient drop-off bins will be available for residents to drop off un-wanted or expired prescription drugs. This day aims to raise awareness about the potential abuse of medications when not disposed of properly. Find a collection site closest to your zip code by searching www.WasteFreeSD.org and choosing the category 'Medications'.

Save the date: The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day initiative is in two weeks! All over San Diego County safe and convenient drop-off bins will be available for residents to drop off un-wanted or expired prescription drugs. This day aims to raise awareness about the potential abuse of medications when not disposed of properly. Find a collection site closest to your zip code by searching www.WasteFreeSD.org and choosing the category 'Medications'.

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