Recycling, Composting & Garbage

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Recycling Tip

Have you wondered what COVID-related items you can recycle and which are trash? We have the answers!

Recyclable items shown on a blue background with garbage images on a light grey background

Recyclable items shown on a blue background with garbage images on a light grey background

Recycle or Not

Getting more packages in the mail these days? More packages mean more packing materials—and more confusion about what belongs in your trash bin and what can go in your recycling bin.

With plastic-padded envelopes, the answer is clear: toss them in the trash. This includes envelopes that are made entirely from plastic, and paper envelopes with bubble wrap inside. 

Not sure if the envelope or mailer you have can go in the recycling bin? Ask an expert on the Recycle or Not Instagram follow @recycleornot on Instagram for more recycling tips. 

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Reciclar O No

Últimamente, muchos de nosotros recibimos más paquetes por correo. Y mientras más paquetes recibimos, más materiales de empaque se usan y más confusión se genera sobre qué va en la basura y qué va en el contenedor de reciclaje.

Con los sobres acolchados con plástico, la respuesta es clara: échelos a la basura. Esto incluye a los sobres hechos totalmente de plástico y a los sobres de papel con forro de envolturas de burbujas en su interior. 

¿No sabe con certeza si el sobre que tiene va en el contenedor de reciclaje? Pregúntele a un experto en el Instagram de Reciclar o No o simplemente échelo a la basura.


Do you have questions about which plastics should go into your recycling bin and which belong in the garbage? Check out this short video for some quick tips and feel free to contact us with any questions.