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What You CAN’T Recycle in Philadelphia (on the Streets)

One of the most popular questions we are asked is “Can I recycle this?

Now that we’ve gone over what you can recycle for curbside efforts in Philadelphia – plastics and beyond – here’s a list of what you can’t recycle:

  • Metal: Aluminum foil, pots/pans, paper clips
  • Glass: Light bulbs, window glass
  • Mixed Paper: Hard back books, tissues, paper,towels, napkins, wax-coated cups or containers, food-soiled paper, fi le folders
  • Plastic: Styrofoam, plastic bags, PVC pipe, packing inserts or “peanuts.”
  • Other: Styrofoam, chemicals, rubber, wood, and ceramic or porcelain plates or cups containers

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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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