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
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
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.
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!
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'.
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'.