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Alternative Yard Tour Success!

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Alternative Yard Tour 2016

Alternative Yard Tour 2016

Dear Robin,

How can I be sure that I am recycling materials in the proper way?

Recycling is complicated and every community has its own individual guidelines.  The most important thing you can do is to check your community’s municipal website for information on its recycling program.  In Wilmette, all the information is available on its recycling website  which can be found here.  Science Friday addressed the issue recently and answered many common questions about recycling, from what the numbers mean on the bottom of plastic containers to whether peanut butter containers need to be washed out. The program also offers an interesting short video about the recycling center in Brooklyn, New York which demonstrates how a big recycling center sorts through mixed recyclables . To find the Science Friday program , click here. We can all benefit from a better understanding of how to recycle properly.


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