Curbside Management Inc., the company contracted to pick up recyclables within the city of Asheville, is expanding the materials it will take off your hands.
Plastic bottles, previously limited to types 1 and 2, will now be accepted through number 7. The company stresses, however, that the bottles must have necks that are narrower than the bottle.
Also new to your green bin are aerosol bottles.
In all cases, make sure the bottles are empty and caps are removed.
Got questions? Go here, or see the press release from the city below, which notes both new materials that can be recycled and others which are still not recycled.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2007
City of Asheville Sanitation Division
Contact: Wendy Simmons
NEW MATERIALS TO BE RECYCLED IN THE CITY
The City of Asheville is adding two new materials to the curbside recycling collection program. All plastic bottles and empty aerosol cans will now be accepted for recycling. Residents can successfully recycle both new materials by placing them in their green bin and by following these simple guidelines:
• Empty aerosol cans
• Remove plastic tops
• Remove caps and discard
• Flatten to conserve space
• Look for two characteristics of plastic bottles that are recyclable:
• Neck of bottle or an opening smaller than the base (or widest part).
• The number 1 through 7 inside the recycling symbol (a triangle of three chasing arrows).
The following plastics will not be collected:
• Bottle caps or tops.
• Antifreeze, pesticide, motor oil or other hazardous material containers.
• Containers that are not bottles, such as deli or yogurt containers, margarine tubs, or flower pots.
• Plastic bottles that are not marked with a recycling symbol.
• Prescription bottles.
• Plastic bags of any type.
• Plastic wrap.
If you have any questions regarding recycling, please contact Curbside Management at 252-2532.