The condo recycle bin area is still not being used properly and as a result we are not recycling per Palm Beach County standards and the area looks trashy.
What Is Being Done
Toward fixing this problem we have doubled the number of recycle bins. The six additional recycle bins will be stored in the compactor bay. Then mid week, maintenance will swap these empty bins with the full ones in the recycle bin area. Hopefully this additional capacity will be enough to get us from one Saturday pickup to the next.
In addition, two 11" x 17" laminated signs with pictures, one for what goes in the yellow bins and one for what goes into the blue bins will be mounted on the walls over the bins. Hopefully this will make it easier to remember what goes where.
What You Can Do
The main thing you can do is to put the correct materials in the correct bins and flatten all cardboard boxes that are being recycled.
In addition, you should not overfill the bins or put material to be recycled on the top of the bins or on the floor. Instead, if the bins are full, please use the compactor.
|● Paper products go in the yellow bin. |
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- Telephone Books
- Corrugated Cardboard (flatten and cut to
3' x 3' maximum)
- Kraft Bags (Paper Grocery Bags)
|● Recyclable containers go in the blue bin. |
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- Plastic containers #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- Aluminum Cans, Foil, and Pie Plates
- Drink Boxes
- Milk and Juice Cartons
|● Because contamination affects the marketability of the collected materials, do not to place the following in the recycle bins. |
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- Junk Mail
- Cereal Boxes
- Plastic Grocery Bags
- Tin Cans
- Food Waste
And if all of this seems too complicated, just use the trash compactor.