How to manage your plastic bottle recycling and trash removal

Trash Removal and Recycling

We all want to do our part to keep the Earth as healthy as possible. Recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce your impact on the environment. In fact, now it’s easier than ever to recycle because many trash removal providers are offering recycling services along with their residential trash services. For those in need of waste management in Springfield, Mo, and the surrounding area, Automated Waste Services has a few pieces of advice on how to get the most out of their recycling and trash removal services.

How to Start Recycling

The first step in beginning your recycling process is determining what your options are. Contact your trash removal service to see if they offer recycling haul away along with their normal residential trash services. If they do, great! That will save you a lot of time. If not, research local recycling plants to see where you can drop off whatever recyclable items you have. Driving to a recycling drop-off point is less convenient than pairing it with your trash removal services, but it is an important step in helping the environment.

What Can I Recycle?

Knowing what you can recycle is the next step in doing your part for the Earth. We all know the general rules about recycling paper, plastic, and aluminum, but there are exceptions to those guidelines. Here at Automated Waste Services, we have assembled a brief list of some items to get you started. Please note that food and drink containers should be rinsed out before being taken to the curb or to recycling centers.

Some of the most common types of recyclable materials are:

  • Office printer paper
  • Newspapers
  • Toilet paper and paper towel rolls
  • Most cardboard boxes
  • Pizza boxes and cereal boxes
  • Aluminum soda cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear, green, and brown glass containers
  • Plastic that is numbered 1-7

This list does not contain every item that can be recycled. If you are unsure whether or not something can be recycled, research it online or contact your local recycling plant. In some areas you may be able to recycle specialty items like light bulbs and plastic shopping bags. As a general rule, styrofoam cannot be recycled.

Trash Removal from Automated Waste Services

If you live in the Nixa or Springfield, Mo, area and are interested in combining your recycling services with your trash removal, Automated Waste Services may be able to help! We offer curbside commingled recycling services to make it as easy as possible for you to do your part. We also offer a variety of other residential trash services to fit your needs. For more information about any one of our services, contact us at Automated Waste Services today!