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Make Life Easier With At-Home Recycling Cheat Sheets 5

By Recyclebank |

It’s tough to commit all accepted recyclables to memory. To make life a little easier, we’ve put together these convenient recycling cheat sheets!

Everyone can use a small reminder to help them recycle right. Even in the age of smartphones and internet-connected appliances, sometimes getting better at recycling in the home requires good old-fashioned cheat sheets. Often that’s all it takes to encourage us to pay a little more attention to what we’re doing with that shampoo bottle, or that to-go food container, and to recycle everything we can.

Organized by room, these sheets list some of the most common materials that belong in the recycling container. Download and print as many as you need (and, when possible, try to print on scratch pieces of paper). After downloading these notes and giving them a quick snip of the scissors, put them up in a place where you’ll see them, so you’ll be reminded of what items to recycle around your home. If, and when, you dispose of these labels, be sure to recycle them too.

Kitchen & Bathroom Recycling Cheat Sheets

(If your community doesn’t recycle glass curbside,
choose the recycling download here instead.)

Office & Laundry Room Recycling Cheat Sheets


Garage & Party-Specific Recycling Cheat Sheets

(If your community doesn’t recycle glass curbside,
choose the recycling download here instead.)

Once you’ve got all of your labels up and looking good, post a pic on social media using #Recycling, to inspire others.

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  • MIchelle G. 18 days ago
    I learned a lot
  • Lucy A. 1 month ago
    I remember back in the day my grandmother would use every little piece of paper to write her grocery list, etc. Now I do the same, with all the junk mail that comes I find myself doing the same thing. In my home no piece of paper goes in the recycle until it's been used to its fullest potential.
  • Tiffany H. 1 month ago
    Living proof you all make a difference. I've wanted to recycle for a while, never committed to it though- we have to take it to the reuse center- no pickup available. But after taking a bunch of your quizzes and such- I decided there's not an excuse to excuse me from making this world worse off for my children. I officially dropped our recycling off yesterday and already have a few more cleaned items in the bins. I'm very excited to follow through with recycling and recycle bank was a big pet in that. Thank you for the kick in the butt.
  • Jason B. 1 month ago
  • Lee P. 1 month ago
    And if you have old prescription medication bottles, a few healthcare companies will take them and recycle them for you! Kaiser Permanente does that.
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