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7 Things You Can’t Recycle in Olmsted County Read More

By: Dunken from Rochester Minnesota’s radio station 106.9-KROC

The Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus is great for individuals that want to drop off their garbage and recyclables. Their staff is great and will help you figure out where everything goes. But, what if you use curbside pickup? What should go in the recycling and what should go in the trash? You can check the waste wizard if you aren’t sure and keep scrolling to see things you should never place in your recycle bin.

Here are those 7 things you can’t Recycle in Olmsted:
1) Plastic Bags
Plastic bags should never go in your recycle bin. If you want to recycle them you should bring them to the bag return bin at your local grocery store.

2) Plastics- Not all plastics can go in your bin. There are 7 types of plastic (photo in link to website at bottom of the page).

3)Shredded Paper
Shredded paper should not be placed in your bin. If you want to recycle it you should deliver it to the Olmsted County Recycling Center.

Not all glass can be recycled. Bottles and jars are OK but dishware, mason jars, and window glass can not be and should be placed in your garbage.

Lithium and rechargeable batteries should not be placed in the bin. Instead, deliver them to the Olmsted County Hazardous Waste Center.

6)Packaging Materials
Packing materials like Styrofoam, packing peanuts, and bubble wrap should go in your garbage can.

“Tanglers” are a big no-no. Items like extension cords, Christmas light strands, and hoses should not be placed in your recycling bin. Instead, deliver electric cords and strands of lights to the Olmsted Co. Recycling Center. Garden hoses and rope should go in the garbage.

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