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Sustainability Challenge

Recycling Etiquette

It's important to make sure you're recycling mindfully. When we, as a collective, don't follow the etiquette of recycling, it costs recycling centers time and money to fix our mistakes. if you need a reminder of the rules of recycling, Cleveland News 5 has a short video on the topic. For a short summary, make sure you're sorting your recyclables (paper, boxes, cans, jugs, cartons, glass) and non-recyclables (food waste, masks, PPE) correctly. It's helpful to break down large cardboard boxes. Avoid causing liter when disposing of non-recyclables.

What Can I Recycle in Cuyahoga County?

Recyclables Accepted

Across Cuyahoga County:

   Aluminum Cups



    Glass Bottles, Jars

    Papers, Boxes

    Plastic Bottles, Plastic Jugs

Composting Survival Guide

Whether you have house plants or a garden, composting is a fantastic way to recycle food waste. You can turn fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, and egg shells into soil for healthy and happy plants. There are several ways to compost that vary on the time and energy. If you'd like to learn more, Better Home and Gardens offers a step-by-step guide on three different ways to practice composting. If you're feeling adventurous and your roommate doesn't mind, Spoons University offers a guide to composting in dorm and apartment living situations.