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Recycle

MRI started curbside recycling to help lessen our impact on the environment and also provide the best service for our customers. By recycling, we all do our part to decrease the amount of waste in our landfills. MRI provides a convenience of weekly curbside recycle service on the same day as trash service.  

Recyclable Materials:

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Co-mingle recycle is #1-#7 plastics, glass, aluminum, tin, placed in recycle bin. Please bundle your newsprint and cardboard/paperboard (cereal boxes, beverage boxes) separately and place underneath, on top of or to the side of the other recyclables.

Cardboard should not be bigger than 3 feet x 3 feet and needs to be “broken” down (flattened) with all packing material removed, no more than 6 boxes per pickup. Cardboard must also be free of wax (milk cartons, perishable food boxes). 

We cannot pick up your recycle if it is contaminated with trash.  If it is contaminated, we will have to dispose of it in the trash truck.

Allowable Plastics:

PLASTIC #1

PET or PETE (Polyethylene terephthalate)
Found in: soft drink, water and beer bottles; mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil containers; oven food trays

PLASTIC #2

HDPE (High density polyethylene)
Found in: milk jugs, juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles; some trash and shopping bags; motor oil bottles; butter and yogurt tubs; cereal box liners

PLASTIC #3

V (Vinyl) or PVC
Found in: window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging; wire jacketing, medical equipment, siding, windows, piping

PLASTIC #4

LDPE (Low Density polyethylene)
Found in: squeezable bottles; bread, frozen food, dry cleaning and shopping bags; tote bags; clothing; furniture; carpet

PLASTIC #5

PP (Polypropylene)
Found in: some yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws, medicine bottles

PLASTIC #6

PS (Polystyrene)
Found in: disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers, aspirin bottles, compact disc cases

PLASTIC #7

Miscellaneous
Found in: three- and five-gallon water bottles, ‘bullet-proof’ materials, sunglasses, DVDs, ipod and computer cases, signs and displays, certain food containers, nylon

Composting:

In trying to improve our services and lessen our impact on the environment we are also offering composting weekly collection.  Compostable materials we pick up are:  animal or vegetable food scraps, organic materials that include paper products and products that are designed to completely break down in composting facility.  To start your weekly collection, or if you have any questions, give us a call.

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