A Note on Recycling
We have lots of new recycling bins! They have blue recycling symbols painted on them. PLEASE use these for all recycling. ALL PLASTICS, CANS AND PAPER can go in the recycling. SAME PROCEDURES AS AT HOME! If it is a can of any kind, yes. If it has the recycling symbol on it REGARDLESS of number, yes. If it is waste paper (newspaper, clear parts of pizza boxes), yes.
Below is a more detailed outline of what can be recycled. Please ensure that your children and guests are aware of and follow the guidelines. Please bring WASHABLE CUPS, PLATES and SILVERWARE. Why bring plates and cups that have to be thrown away? Go out and spend $5 at the thrift store and get everything you need. Rinse at the pool, wash them at home.
If we can reduce our trash output, we can get a smaller trash bin which costs less money and leaves more for other fun stuff! Plus, it's good for the environment.
REDUCE * REUSE * RECYCLE
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The Greening of PG Pool starts and ends with YOU
• CLEAN PLASTIC WASTE goes in the recycling bin.
• PAPER should go into RECYCLING BIN (no food remnants)
• Empty CANS go into the recycling bin
• GLASS IS NOT ALLOWED on pool grounds. Period.
• YOU ARE responsible for friends and kids – make sure they know what should and should not be recycled.
• Please don’t throw garbage in recycling bin
• Please don’t throw recycling in garbage bin.
• Produce as little waste as possible while at the pool.
• Bring reusable plates, cups and silverware whenever possible.
Recycling on the grounds of PG Pool is the same as at home. All paper, plastic and glass can be recycled.
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• Food and beverage containers
• Empty aerosol cans
• Aluminum, bimetal, ferrous, and steel food and beverage containers
• Aluminum foil
• Coat hangers
Mixed Paper/Corrugated Cardboard
• All paper
• Aseptic/gable-top milk and juice cartons
• Corrugated cardboard (boxes)
• Frozen food packaging
• Hard- and soft- covered books
• Kraft paper bags and wrapping paper
• Newspapers with inserts
• Paper board (cereal and cracker boxes)
• Telephone books
Plastics (if it has a recycling triangle on the bottom, it’s acceptable!)
• Drinking cups/glasses (Yes, even those red cups!)
• Flower pots
• Narrow-neck containers with code identification numbers 1 through 7
• Wide-mouth containers such as peanut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and whipped topping; margarine/butter tubs; and prescription bottles
• Coat hangers
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Suggestions to reduce waste
• Bring reusable cups, plates and utensils. Don’t forget a reusable, washable bag in which to bring them home!
• Bring food in Tupperware or other containers that are not thrown away.
• Bring a thermos/jug or other liquid container with drinks in it.
• Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – at the pool AND at home!
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Recycling Contact: Jim Groves
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