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GLASS

GLADYS GLASS

Learn the rules for glass – they’re right here and quite clear.

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PAPER

PAPER MACKAY

The rules for paper are worth writing down (on paper you’ll want to keep).

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PLASTIC

NYLA P. LASTIC

You could rule the world of recycling plastic with these rules.

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CARDBOARD

CARLOS CARDBOARD

The rules to recycling cardboard are not really out-of-the-box thinking.

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METAL

PRECIOUS METALE

The rules for metal are pretty much the only rules I follow.

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OTHER

FRANK

The rules for the other category are right here and not like the others.

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  • Ann Arbor’s new ‘SamurAI sorting robot’ is a plastics recycling game-changer - ANN ARBOR — Michigan is now one of the nation’s three best states for recycling plastics, according to a recent Wise Voter study. And in Ann Arbor, recycling plastics is about to get easier thanks to the pending arrival of a state-of-the-art SamurAI sorting robot that will enable the city’s recycling agency to process and sell… READ MORE

Greetings, Michiganders! I’m Frank, your recycling expert for all things “other.” From batteries to wires to lightbulbs, I’m here to help. Questions about other items in your home? Visit https://recyclingraccoons.org/recyling-rules/frank/.

Not sure what to do with broken, faulty or unwanted holiday string lights? While they cannot be recycled curbside, they can be recycled at local drop-off collection sites. Find a holiday light recycling drive near you or ask if your local hardware store recycles holiday lights.

Did you know that Americans create 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than any other time of year? Fortunately, much of this waste is recyclable! This holiday season, learn how you can increase your recycling efforts and reduce waste: http://bit.ly/3V5nVyo

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