Complete Guide to Summer Recycling: How to Dispose of Seasonal Items Properly

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Complete Guide to Summer Recycling: How to Dispose of Seasonal Items Properly

As the summer heat intensifies, it's time to embrace the outdoors and make the most of the season. But along with the fun, we often come across unique items that leave us perplexed about how to recycle or dispose of them properly. In this complete guide to summer recycling, we'll provide tips from the experts at Complete Solutions to ensure that you recycle right all summer long.

Pool Floats: Foam and blow-up pool floats should be placed in the garbage. Avoid putting them in your recycling bin.

Goggles: Unfortunately, goggles are not recyclable. If they're in good condition, consider reusing them. Otherwise, dispose of them in your regular garbage.

Sunscreen Bottles/Tubes: Hard plastic sunscreen bottles can be recycled, but remember to empty them before tossing them in the recycling bin. On the other hand, flexible tubes of sunscreen (similar to toothpaste tubes) are not recyclable due to the multiple layers of different materials. These tubes should be placed in the garbage. Avoid putting squeezable tubes (like those for toothpaste, sunscreen, or hair products) in your recycling bin.

Pool Chemicals: If you need to dispose of pool chemicals or other hazardous wastes like paints and fertilizers, check with your local waste authorities to find a safe and proper drop-off location near you.

Inflatable Pools/Plastic Pools: Inflatable pools should be placed in your regular garbage, as they are not accepted in curbside recycling bins or plastic film recycling programs. However, hard plastic kiddie pools or wading pools can be recycled as bulky rigid plastic, but you will need to check with your local waste authority about where these are accepted. 

By correctly disposing of these summertime items, each of us can reduce our region's waste and conserve landfill space, natural resources, and energy."

With these summer recycling tips in mind, you can positively impact the environment while enjoying the season to the fullest. Let's work together to keep our summers as eco-friendly as possible. 


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