In Florida, outdoor entertaining and recreation is status quo. Summer Holidays, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day create more opportunities to plan picnics, barbecues, brunches, and dinner parties in the great outdoors.
At the same time, plan ahead for these gatherings, thinking of ways you can save and recycle during and after an event. Enjoying the party is important, but thinking about how the items are used, and thrown away, can help us reduce the packaging and paper waste by recycling.
- Plastics’ recycling has gone well beyond bottles, cans and milk jugs.
- Any plastic plate or cup marked 1-7 can be recycled (lightly rinse before placing in the bin).
- You can recycle clean deli containers, lids, and clamshells.
- YES, RED CUPS are recyclable.
- Beverage cans and bottles should be recycled.
If your recycling cart received a “Recycle Right” tag, and you would like to learn more about responsible recycling, contact the Coral Springs Public Works Department, at 954-344-1165, or the recycling facility, Sun Bergeron, at 954-680-6100.
Ideas to Help You Facilitate Recycling at Your Summer Events:
- For your event, clearly label a recycling bin for your guests' easy use.
- Some beaches and camping areas don’t have recycling bins, so pack a bag to take home any recycling or rubbish with you and recycle at home.
DO NOT RECYCLE:
Styrofoam plates and cups are NOT recyclable,
so stay away from this landfill bound item!
Remember recycle carts are to be used for recycling only.
NO TRASH / NO BASURA
The following items ARE NOT RECYCLABLE as they damage equipment and contaminate other recyclables.