Good Human Tip Of The Week – Rinse Out Your Recyclables.

August 19, 2007

Sure, it seems like it makes sense..you should rinse out those cans and bottles before putting them in the recycling bin out back. But a lot of people do not rinse them out, creating quite a headache for the folks running the recycling centers. Turns out that bottles, cans, and plastic that has not been washed off can gum up the works at the centers, and they end up using way more water to clean everything up then you would at home to just do a simple rinse.

So if you rinse already, great. If you don’t, give your recyclables a rinse before sending them out the door!

Filed in: Recycling

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After a varied past of being a test driver for automotive television programs, a Hollywood studio lackey, and an online media sales director, David is now the publisher and editor of The Good Human. In his spare time he rides motorcycles, drinks good beer, and builds stuff in the garage. You can follow him on Twitter at @thegoodhuman or G+ at Google
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Comments (0)

  1. ~Dawn says:

    I would think that if you didn’t rinse it would attract bugs anyway.

  2. david says:

    You would think so, but apparently a lot of people dont rinse for some reason!