To give our recycles a better chance, we created a guide on how to recycle common items! We also break down how to discard ZeroWasteStore packaging. You’ll never have to stand between two bins thinking ‘???’ again.
Some materials are recyclable but cannot be put in the curbside bin. These need to be taken to special facilities so see what’s around you!
Just because you see a recycle symbol ♻ does not mean the product is recyclable.
Rinsing your recyclables can increase the chances your items get reused! Excess food waste can contaminate the rest of the bin + attract mold, bacteria, and pests.
*Please note, recycling programs vary from community to community. Always check with your local facility to confirm what items are accepted.
Plastic bottle caps can be left on bottles, metal caps should be placed in a steel can, sealed, then recycled.
They might be accepted where #5 plastics are.
Leave the pop tabs on or put them inside the can. You can also save them separately and donate them to organizations.
Not recyclable unless returned to a retail/grocery store that offers a bag return program.
You can try reusing or donating to a shipping store, otherwise seal and place in trash.
Check what colors your city accepts. Broken glass should not be recycled but carefully wrapped and sent to the landfill.
Make sure it isn’t wet or contaminated with oil, grease, or other chemicals. Pizza boxes for example should be thrown away if dirty but the clean half can be recycled.
It can also be composted.
Even the glossy pages!
Unbleached and chemical free paper towels can be composted.
Can be recycled, but not curbside. Check your local reycling centers.
Place the peanuts in a bowl of warm water and let them sit for a bit while they dissolve into nothing.
Our tape is water activated and contains no harmful glue chemicals.
Paper mailers with padding made of recycled fibers.
Made of 100% PCM and fully recyclable.
Also reusable if you don't mind the wrinkles.