You can impact the amount of waste through two ways – in the selection of the products you choose to buy and how you choose to dispose of it once you’re finished.
Keep Evansville Beautiful believes that every person in our City can impact the amount of waste through two ways – in the selection of the products you choose to buy and how you choose to dispose of it once you’re finished.
Recycling not only conserves our natural resources, reduces the need for landfills and saves energy, but it also reduces pollution. Learn more about where to recycle your materials in Vanderburgh County.
- Rent Recycle Bins for $5 each per event / bags $1 each.
- Purchase cardboard trash boxes for $3 each with bags available for $1 each
4 Quick Recycling Tips
- Always recycle: all emptied metal food and beverage cans, all emptied plastic bottles and jugs, and all clean office paper, newspaper, and clean and flattened cardboard, and put them in the appropriate recycling bin(s). Please verify if glass bottles and jars are recyclable in your community. Sadly, many communities and recycle programs are starting to reject glass jars and glass bottles.
- Never put plastic bags or plastic wrap, plastic cups, dishware, straws, food or food-related paper, paper cups, Styrofoam, paper tissue, clothing, wood, tubes, furniture, batteries, wires, electronics, garden hoses, prescription bottles, or needles, in your recycling bin, unless you have specifically been instructed to. Instead, contact your county or city to learn where to properly recycle, compost, donate, or dispose of those items. And remember, whenever possible, don't use, accept or buy single-use plastics.
- I know many of us wish everything was recyclable, but many things are not. So even though this pinata is made of paper, it's not recyclable. It does look good enough to reuse it ... so give it to someone to reuse. But if it's not reusable, remember this ... WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you're not sure if it's recyclable, throw it in the trash. And just always remember recycling the obvious things, such as metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs, clean paper and cardboard.
- Start displaying the society-wide standardized labels on your recycling bins, to make it possible for everyone, everywhere to start recycling right. The society-wide standardized labels are the #1 solution to fix recycling in the U.S.