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Recycling in Rhode Island. Recycling in Rhode Island. Importance of Recycling What to Recycle Ready, Set, Go! Quiz. Importance of Recycling. Save your Town Money The Cap Save Landfill Space Civic Pride The Environment. Importance of Recycling. Save Money for Your Town:

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    1. Recycling in Rhode Island

    2. Recycling in Rhode Island • Importance of Recycling • What to Recycle • Ready, Set, Go! Quiz

    3. Importance of Recycling • Save your Town Money • The Cap • Save Landfill Space • Civic Pride • The Environment

    4. Importance of Recycling Save Money for Your Town: • Your hometown pays $32 a ton for every ton of trash it disposes in the Central Landfill • Recyclables are disposed of free of cost to you • The more you recycle, the less taxpayer dollars have to be spent

    5. Importance of Recycling The Cap: • Every city and town receives an allocation on the number of tons of trash it can dispose, which is called the “cap.” • If your hometown exceeds its cap, it must pay $52 for every ton over the limit – and increase of $20 per ton!

    6. Importance of Recycling Save Landfill Space: • Almost all of RI’s trash ends up in the Central Landfill in Johnston. • It is important to preserve the existing space for non-recyclable, non-toxic waste. • Communities should aim for at least a 20% recycling rate to avoid a “garbage crisis.”

    7. Importance of Recycling Civic Pride: • Living in a community means taking care of it, collectively and individually. • Participating in a program that benefits the entire state is one way to demonstrate your commitment to the well-being and livability of Rhode Island.

    8. Importance of Recycling The Environment: • The more waste we create, the worse it will be for the future of the Earth. • Recycling can reduce the amount of raw materials like petroleum and timber we consume. • Recycling helps conserve energy since it requires less energy to make recycled products than non-recycled ones.

    9. What to Recycle • Blue Bin Items • Green Bin Items

    10. Blue Bin Items • Tin, Aluminum, Scrap Metal • Glass bottles, Jars • #1 Plastic bottles and jugs • #2 Plastic bottles and jugs • Milk cartons, Drink boxes

    11. Blue Bin Items Tin, Aluminum, Scrap Metal • Examples • How to prepare • Exceptions

    12. Tin, Aluminum, Scrap Metal Examples: • Aluminum & tin cans • Foil & pie plates • Empty steel aerosol cans • Empty latex paint cans • Scrap metal • Toasters, irons • Wire hangers

    13. Tin, Aluminum, Scrap Metal How to prepare: • Rinse cans. • No need to remove labels. • A thin skin of dry latex paint in can or on lid is okay.

    14. Tin, Aluminum, Scrap Metal Exceptions: • No scrap metal longer than 3 ft. or heavier than 35 lbs. • No oil-based paint cans • No hypodermic needles

    15. Blue Bin Items Glass bottles, Jars: • Examples • How to prepare • Exceptions

    16. Glass bottles, Jars Examples: • Mayonnaise jars • Wine bottles • Beer bottles • Applesauce jars • Spaghetti sauce jars • Salsa jars • Vinegar bottles • Baby food jars

    17. Glass bottles, Jars How to prepare: • Rinse. • Remove caps and lids. • Plastic lids not recyclable, okay to recycle metal lids. • No need to remove paper or plastic labels.

    18. Glass bottles, Jars Exceptions: • No broken glass • No cups, dishes, glass windows, plates • No Pyrex™, ceramics, mirrors, lightbulbs, crystal

    19. Blue Bin Items #1 Plastic bottles and jugs: • Examples • How to prepare • Exceptions

    20. #1 Plastic bottles and jugs Examples: • All plastic bottles and jugs with the #1 symbol on the bottom • Soda & juice bottles • Salad dressing bottles • Shampoo bottles • Window cleaner

    21. #1 Plastic bottles and jugs How to prepare: • Rinse. • Remove caps and lids. • Plastic lids not recyclable, okay to recycle metal lids. • No need to remove paper or plastic labels

    22. #1 Plastic bottles and jugs Exceptions: • No plastic shopping bags • No plastic food wrap, no potato chip & sandwich bags • No Styrofoam® • No plastics with symbols #3 through #7 or plastics with no number symbol; only those with #1 or #2 symbols • No plastic tubs (yogurt, margarine, ice cream) • No automotive fluid bottles (oil, antifreeze, brake fluid)

    23. Blue Bin Items #2 Plastic bottles and jugs: • Examples • How to prepare • Exceptions

    24. #2 Plastic bottles and jugs Examples: • Colored and uncolored bottles with the symbol #2 on the bottom • Milk jugs • Detergent bottles • Juice bottles • Saline solution bottles • Fabric softener & bleach bottles

    25. #2 Plastic bottles and jugs How to prepare: • Rinse. • Remove caps and lids. • Plastic lids not recyclable, okay to recycle metal lids. • No need to remove paper or plastic labels

    26. #2 Plastic bottles and jugs Exceptions: • No plastic shopping bags • No plastic food wrap, no potato chip & sandwich bags • No Styrofoam® • No plastics with symbols #3 through #7 or plastics with no number symbol; only those with #1 or #2 symbols • No plastic tubs (yogurt, margarine, ice cream) • No automotive fluid bottles (oil, antifreeze, brake fluid)

    27. Blue Bin Items Milk cartons, Drink boxes: • Examples • How to prepare • Exceptions

    28. Milk cartons, Drink boxes Examples: • Milk and juice cartons • Juice boxes • Flavored milk boxes • Cream and creamer containers

    29. Milk cartons, Drink boxes How to prepare: • Rinse. • Throw away straws

    30. Milk cartons, Drink boxes Exceptions: • No refrigerated or frozen food boxes • No ice cream boxes • No TV dinner containers • No margarine boxes • No cream cheese boxes

    31. Green Bin Items • Mixed paper • Thin Cardboard • Newspapers • Corrugated Cardboard

    32. Green Bin Items Mixed paper: • Examples • How to prepare • Exceptions

    33. Mixed paper Examples: • Mail, envelopes (windows ok) • Magazines, catalogs • Phonebooks • Writing/ledger paper • Paperbacks • Paper bags • Greeting cards • Wrapping paper • Shredded paper • Fax paper • Computer paper

    34. Mixed paper How to prepare: • Place in green bin. • All mixed paper and thin cardboard can be mixed together. • Use paper bags for excess materials.

    35. Mixed paper Exceptions: • No paper towels, facial tissues, napkins • No cigarette packs • No candy wrappers • No waxed or plastic coated paper • No wrapping tissue paper • No foil wrapping paper

    36. Green Bin Items Thin Cardboard: • Examples • How to prepare • Exceptions

    37. Thin Cardboard Examples: All thin cardboard • Shoe boxes • Cereal boxes • Pasta boxes (window ok) • Toilet paper rolls • Gift boxes • Cake mix boxes • Toothpaste boxes • Tissue boxes • Paper egg cartons

    38. Thin Cardboard How to prepare: • Place in green bin with mixed paper • Throw away package plastic or wax liners

    39. Thin Cardboard Exceptions: • No take-out or frozen food boxes • No soda or beer packaging • No soap or laundry detergent boxes • No boxes with silver or foil coatings • Nothing dirty, greasy or plastic coated

    40. Green Bin Items Newspapers: • Examples • How to prepare • Exceptions

    41. Newspapers Examples: All newspapers, ads and inserts

    42. Newspapers How to prepare: • Set out in brown paper bags or tied with string

    43. Newspapers Exceptions: Do not put in a plastic bag!

    44. Green Bin Items Corrugated Cardboard: • Examples • How to prepare • Exceptions

    45. Corrugated Cardboard How to prepare: • Small boxes go right in bin • Flatten larger pieces, and if necessary cut down to be no larger than 3 feet long or wide • Tie bundles with string • Place next to bin

    46. Corrugated Cardboard Examples: • Boxes and other corrugated cardboard (smooth on the outside, wavy in the middle).

    47. Corrugated Cardboard Exceptions: • No cardboard larger than 3 feet • No dirty or greasy cardboard • No pizza boxes

    48. Ready, Set, Go! Quiz Answer each of the following questions by clicking on the correct answer. If you aren’t sure of an answer go back and check it out. See how ready you are to begin recycling! 12345678910 11121314151617181920

    49. 1. Recycling saves you money YES NO Ready, Set, Go! Quiz Check my answer

    50. You got it right! Go to next question