Contamination clogs up sorting, poses dangers
Research project to create cement is helping rid desert of glass bottles.
Amphitheater Middle School has instituted a lunch-tray recycling program it hopes helps save the environment while also saving the district money.
Some people think Valentine's Day is just a bunch of garbage. This year it is.
• Yogurt containers. Not accepted now. Will be accepted at new
• Same for butter, sour cream and cottage cheese containers.
• Soda pop, beer and water bottles, salad dressing bottles and
peanut butter containers — long accepted.
• Clear plastic containers for berries, tomatoes, sandwiches,
grapes, lettuce. Not accepted now. Will be accepted at new
Empty yogurt tubs, clear plastic produce cases and ketchup
bottles will soon be welcomed at a new city of Tucson recycling
• None accepted today in Tucson.
• Squeezable bottles for products such as hand lotion will be
• Plastic grocery bags won’t be accepted.
• Milk jugs, cleaning liquid, vinegar and juice bottles — long
• Trash bags and cereal box liners — not accepted now and won’t
be accepted at new plant.
• CD containers. Accepted now. Will be taken at new plant.
• Clamshell food containers. Not accepted now. Will not be
accepted at new center.
• Window and floor cleaner bottles. Not accepted today, will be
accepted at new plant.
• Detergent, shampoo and cooking oil bottles: Not accepted
today, will be accepted at new plant.
• Plastic food wrap, not accepted today, won’t be accepted at
• Three- to 5-gallon water bottles. Not accepted now. Will be
accepted at the new recycling center.
• Plastic iPod cases. Not accepted now. Will be accepted at the
new recycling center.
You can drop off electronic junk for free recycling this week at
the University of Arizona.