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Holiday Recycling Guide: Naughty & Nice List

Holiday Recycling Guide: Naughty & Nice List

Santa isn’t the only one with a naughty or nice list – The Streets Department has one too!

Unsure of what holiday decorations & party-themed goods you can recycle? We break down the can’s & can’ts for this week’s Where Can I Wednesday.

Philadelphia Holiday Recycling Guide 2014

Nice List – What you Can Recycle

  • Soda and water bottles
  • Milk, water and juice jugs
  • Rigid plastic containers and juice bottles
  • Yogurt containers and deli trays
  • Plastic cups, plates and to-go containers
  • Mixed plastic containers and products
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Envelopes
  • Paper books
  • Greeting Cards
  • Non-Metallic Wrapping Paper
  • Orange juice cartons
  • Milk/Juice cartons
  • Soup boxes
  • Ice cream cartons and more
  • Tin and aluminum cans
  • Bottles and jars
  • Soda and Beer Cartons
  • Gift Boxes

Naughty List: What NOT to Recycle

  • NO Styrofoam™ products
  • NO plastic bags
  • NO soiled paper or cardboard
  • NO tissues, paper towels or napkins
  • NO plastic film or bubble wrap
  • NO metallic gift wrap
  • NO VHS tapes
  • NO electronics
  • NO window glass
  • NO rubber
  • NO fabrics

We can help you figure out what do with your naughty list – just check our previous Where Can I Wednesday columns.

Readers, what other recycling dilemmas do you have? Tell us in the comments!

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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