When you look at empty packaging to recycle, you might think because you see the recycling symbol on it, it’s acceptable to toss into the recycling bin. But not so fast. There are no rules on what items can and can’t have the recycling symbol on them. Technically, anything is recyclable; the real question is, does your community accept this item to be recycled? So, if you see a plastic tube or an unusually colored glass bottle, don’t just throw it in the recycle bin because it has the symbol. Instead, check with your local waste hauler to see if the specific item is or isn’t recyclable.

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