Columbia Now Allows More Items in Recycle Bins

1:19 PM, Sep 12, 2012   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - People in Columbia can put a host of new items in the city's recycling bins set up on curbs.

The city's solid waste department announced Wednesday changes in what they will accept. Just a few reminders, the city says: make sure items are rinsed free of food, and don't put Styrofoam, plastic bags, phone books, or aluminum foil in the bins.

Here's the new list, courtesy of the city:

• Yogurt and butter dishes
• Envelopes with plastic
• Windows
• Aluminum pie pans
• Orange juice and milk cartons
• Glass (bottle, jugs, jars)
• Plastic
• Trays
• Paper cup holders
• Plastic baskets
• Frozen dinner trays
• Paper bags
• Pizza boxes.

Make sure that all items are rinsed and free of food. DO NOT include Styrofoam at all (trays, plates, cups and egg cartons); plastic bags; phone books; or aluminum foil.

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