Ways to Recycle: Curbside and Drop-Off Recycling
There are many ways to recycle based on where you live and what your city government provides. Let’s explore two common ways to recycle: curbside recycling and drop-off recycling.
Curbside recycling is a service provided to households. Residents place recyclables in rolling carts or recycling bins, which are then placed at the street or curb for recurring collection. According to the 2020 State of Curbside Recycling Report by The Recycling Partnership, 11.9 million tons are collected through curbside recycling in the U.S.
On the other hand, drop-off recycling refers to residents delivering recyclable items to a recycling site. This is a benefit for residents who may not receive city services. Drop-off centers provide a valuable service by offering convenient and cost-effective recycling opportunities, especially in rural areas. It also provides a way for residents to recycle between curbside collections.
Contact your city government to find out about recycling in your area. It’s the start of Recycling Worth Repeating!™