The Chicago Tribune printed a great article this weekend about things that will and will not be recycled by its curbside program. It was really timely because we have been debating a few things about the program in my house lately. Things I learned:
And while I already knew this, I feel the need to mention it: if there is food left in the container, the sorters will just toss it.
Please note that this article was written based on the the recycling in the city of Chicago, so some of the details may vary from city to city. But the Rule of Thumb was valuable: “If the item is a container for food or laundry detergent bought in a grocery store, it’s probably accepted.”