Which metal item is NOT accepted for curbside recycling?
Cooking pots, cooking sheets, and metal utensils are considered scrap metal and are not accepted for recycling.
A metal container has food residue on it. What needs to be done before putting the container in the recycle?
Food residue contaminates paper recycling and creates problems at sorting centers (MRFs). Be sure to clean and dry all your recyclable containers.
How much energy can be saved by recycling aluminum?
Saving energy by recycling aluminum reduces greenhouse gases!
Is a metal toaster recyclable curbside?
Toasters are e-waste, and therefore must be taken to an e-waste drop-off in order to be properly disposed of.
What other kinds of metal do you struggle with when recycling? Share in the comments below!