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City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Department offers helpful holiday recycling tips

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020

City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Department offers helpful holiday recycling tips

CONTACT: Marcus Lee, 210-207-6463
marcus.lee@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (December 14, 2020) – The City’s Solid Waste Management Department experiences higher volumes of trash, recycling and organics collection each holiday season. The tips below offer guidance to residents for what is recyclable.

  • Cardboard boxes from online shipping orders are recyclable but it is important to flatten them and not over-stuff or over-fill the carts. The Styrofoam packaging, packing peanuts and bubble wrap are NOT recyclable. That material goes in the trash cart.
  • Clean, plain paper (wrapping, cards, mail) is accepted in the blue recycling cart. Paper that has glitter, foil or a coating is NOT recyclable.
  • Clean narrow-mouth plastic bottles and jars are accepted in the recycling program. Other hard plastics such as toys, storage containers, etc. are NOT accepted in the recycling program.
  • Strings of lights, cords, wires, hoses, ribbon and string are NOT accepted in the recycling program. These can cause problems in the recycling machinery.
  • All electronics should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Centers. https://www.sanantonio.gov/swmd/HHW
  • Flowers and decorative plants are accepted in the green organics cart ONLY if the pots or containers are removed. No plastic, glass or pottery is accepted in the green cart.
  • Live Christmas trees can go into the green organics cart but ONLY if they can be broken down so that the lid can close completely. Otherwise, they can go to a Brush Drop-Off Center. https://www.sanantonio.gov/swmd/Brush/Brush-Recycling-Centers Live wreaths and garlands CANNOT go into the green organics cart. They are constructed with wire.

 
For more information, visit www.sanantonio.gov/swmd or download the free app Recycle Coach. https://recyclecoach.com/TX-SanAntonio/

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