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FW: Gainesville Recycling Guidelines Update

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Sun, 27 Aug 2006 21:33:09 -0400

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From: Hawkins, Regina M. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 9:27 AM
To: Christopher Goddard; [log in to unmask]
Subject: RE: Gainesville Recycling Guidelines Update

Hi, Chris, et al:

Thanks for sharing this information.  In fact, 95% of all bottles and
jars are PETE, HDPE and PVC (a.k.a. #1, 2 and 3 polymer or "plastic").
The City and County curbside recycling programs were not so much been
expanded but rather simplified for the user to be able to identify the
PETE, HDPE and PVC without having to search for the tiny number 1, 2 or
3 inside of the chasing arrow symbol.  The occasional bottle and jar
with a 4 through 7 will be recycled as mixed plastic.

Best regards,
Gina
 
Gina Hawkins
Public Education Specialist
City of Gainesville
Public Works Dept. - M.S. 58
P.O. Box 490
Gainesville, FL  32602-0490
(352) 393-8360
Fax: (352) 334-2093
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http://www.cityofgainesville.org
 
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this office by phone or in writing.
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Society
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Christopher Goddard
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 7:01 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Gainesville Recycling Guidelines Update

Hey everyone,

 

This is just a follow-up to the message a few days ago about Gainesville
recycling taking all plastics now.  I called the Solid Waste Division
yesterday to get the scoop, and here it is:  Gainesville solid waste is
taking all types of plastics now, but only for bottles or containers
with
necks.  The person I talked to said that they won't take things like
tubs,
food trays, or objects with weird shapes except in plastics 1-3.  I
assume
they won't take plastic wrapping and packaging either since they don't
collect #2 plastic bags.  They've been doing this all for a little while
now, but have kept it on the down-low to prevent getting loads of
hard-to-recycle plastics of the wrong shape.

 

This all is just what I heard from the lady on the phone line though.
If
someone has some insider information on an even more recent development
that
a few with Solid Waste Division recycling may still not know about,
please
share.

 

I have included the Gainesville general curbside pick-up recycling
guidelines below for everyone's convenience.

 

Chris Goddard

 

What to Recycle

Big Blue 

*	Plastic Containers 
*	Metal Cans
*	Glass Bottles & Jars



Big Orange 

*	Brown Paper Bags & Newspapers
*	Magazines, Catalogs & Telephone Books
*	Corrugated Cardboard

 

Plastics:

Milk jugs, soda bottles, and other plastic bottles and jars. Please
rinse.
Please remove all caps and lids. Step on plastic to save space! Empty
household bleach bottles are acceptable. No plastic bags please. Not
accepted: petroleum product containers, pool chemicals, pesticide
containers
or food trays.

Metal Cans:

Empty aerosol cans and remove plastic lids. Recycle all food and
beverage
cans. Rinse and keep metal lids attached for recycling or place them in
the
bottom of the cans and squeeze the top of the can so it doesn't fall
out.
Please, no scrap metal, paint cans or aluminum foil. 

Glass:

Recycle all clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars. Rinse and
remove
lids, labels are ok. No window panes, glasses, pyrex or other dishes.

Paper:

Brown Paper Bags & Newspapers

Recycle clean, dry newspapers and inserts. Wet newspapers cannot be
accepted, so if it is going to rain, either cover the newspaper or save
them
for next week. Brown shopping bags are accepted in the orange bin, but
not
plastic bags. Take plastic bags to grocery stores for recycling. Please
remove adhesive address labels from mailed newspapers.

No junk mail or office paper please.

Magazines, Catalogs & Telephone Books

All magazines and catalogs are recyclable. Please bag them separately
from
newspapers. Telephone books will be collected year-round.

Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated cardboard only (the kind with a wavy layer in the middle).
Cardboard boxes should be no larger than 3' x 3'. No pasteboard boxes,
such
as cereal or shoe boxes or beverage cartons. No pizza boxes please.

Empty all packing materials and FLATTEN boxes. It is not necessary to
cut
boxes apart.

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