Earth Day Curbside Recycling Refresher

Earth Day Curbside Recycling Refresher
Posted on 04/22/2021

New Hope is part of the Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG), a joint powers organization consisting of the cities of New Hope, Crystal and Brooklyn Center. HRG manages a comprehensive recycling and waste education system for its member cities.

In honor of Earth Day, take a quick refresher of their guide for curbside recycling.

Put acceptable items in your recycling cart loose - never in bags. Have your cart at the end or your driveway or on the boulevard by 6:30 a.m. on collection day, and at least three feet from other objects.

Put these items in your recycling cart

  •  Plastic: bottles, jugs, cups, containers (leave lids on)
  • Paper: mail, magazines, newspaper, boxes (including clean delivery pizza boxes), cardboard, cereal and cracker boxes
  • Cartons: milk cartons, soup cartons, juice boxes
  • Glass: bottles and jars
  • Metal: food and beverage cans

Next to your cart

  • Cardboard - flattened and taped or tied in bundles 4' x 4' x 6"
  • Extra recycling in paper shopping bags

Do NOT put in recycling cart

  • Garbage, food waste, and diapers
  • Paper soiled with food, paper plates and cups; paper towels, napkins and tissues, gift wrap
  • Plastic bags, wrap, packaging, utensils
  • Boxes for refrigerated or frozen food products
  • Styrofoam™ cups, plates and packaging; packaging peanut
  • Shredded paper
  • Window glass, drinking glasses, vases, mirrors, light bulbs
  • Wood, drywall
  • Leaves, grass, brush

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