Paper waste can easily be reduced when we address our habits versus needs.
What to do: Print only when necessary, print two-sided whenever possible — and always recycle! Each department should have a large centralized, labeled paper recycling can or bin that is emptied regularly.
The WCA Waste Corporation hauls away our corrugated cardboard and pasteboard for recycling.
What to do: Break down cardboard boxes and lids and leave them stacked by your department’s paper recycling containers for pick up.
BIN BOTTLES (Aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles)
Beverage containers — items with a pourable spout or neck up to 2 gallons in size — should be deposited in the recycling bins labeled “Cans & Bottles.” Remove caps and lids before recycling. Unfortunately, other glass and plastic items, such as food containers and lids, shouldn’t be put in these containers.
What to do: Please recycle your aluminum beverage cans, glass and plastic bottles in our blue, labeled recycling containers.
IT’S FINE TO TOSS ALKALINE
Regular single-use household and workplace alkaline batteries (like AAA, AA, 9-volt, etc.) can be safely tossed in the trash, per Alachua County recommendation.
What to do: Use regular trash to dispose of regular alkaline batteries.