The folks over at 1-800-Got-Junk? recently posted a handy decoder sheet for all those crazy codes we see on glass & plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and other materials we toss on a daily basis. Believe it or not, those symbols actually convey some very important information about that materials composition.
While many of the items we throw away are recyclable, they’re not always accepted by your local recycler. So it’s a good idea to become familiar with what they will and will not accept. In the meantime, the following chart is a good place to start place to start when trying to decide what gets pitched and what gets tossed in the recycling bin….Happy Friday.