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Add more to the blue bin

People with questions about what they can recycle, if there's any money in it, or any charge for it, can vist 1800recycle.wa.gov to learn many details.  (Metrocreative)
People with questions about what they can recycle, if there's any money in it, or any charge for it, can vist 1800recycle.wa.gov to learn many details. (Metrocreative)

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System now accepts colored code 2 plastic bottles and jars in the blue curbside recycling bin. Previously, only non-colored code 2 plastic was accepted in the bins.

The easiest way to determine what kind of plastic container you are holding in your hand, is to turn it over and look for the number inside the triangle on the bottom of the container.

Code 2 plastic is often used for milk, bleach, detergent and shampoo containers. Tubs and dishes can't be recycled in the blue bin at this time.

Containers that have been used for automotive products like oil and antifreeze, pesticides or other garden chemicals, can not be recycled. They should be put in the normal trash can or taken out to the transfer station by the Waste to Energy Plant.

Do you recycle in the blue bin? What do you wish you could recycle in the blue bin?

 



Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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