Metal, Plastic & Cardboard, Oh My!
Metal, Plastic & Cardboard, Oh My!
 
Are you ever left wondering if you’ve recycled all you can?  Have you ever questioned whether you put certain items in your curbside bin that you shouldn’t have? All the recycling information is sometimes contradicting and often confusing! Connecticut has created universal Recycling Guidelines but some providers rules may vary.
 
In your home, consider posting a Quick Recycle Reference on the inside of a cupboard door or directly on the side of your Recycle Bins. 

          Printable Quick Recycle Reference:
          http://www.cornerstoneorganizing.org/HRRA_Recycling_Guide_.pdf

          Printable Single-Stream Recycle Sign:
          http://www.cornerstoneorganizing.org/Single-Stream_Recycle_Sign.pdf
 
As a General Guide, these rules seem Universal…
 
Curbside Single-Stream Recycle:
Metal: Cans & Bottles. Empty, Rinse clean, Open
Cardboard/ Paper: Clean, dry, no grease, no wax, no shredded paper
Glass: Food Bottles & Jars, Empty, Rinse clean, Open
Plastic: Containers, bottles, cups.  Empty, Rinse clean (some say only #1, 2, 5)
Read more information on Plastic Recycling: https://apps.npr.org/plastics-recycling/
 
Plastic Wrap Recycle:
Plastic Wrap, plastic bags or film for recycling: shopping bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, bubble wrap, packaging pillows, dry cleaner bags, and plastic shrink wrap used around cases of bottled water, paper towels, toilet paper and other commodities.

Huckleberry Hill Elementary and Brookfield Town Hall both have plastic wrap recycle bins. Find other participating retailers near you at www.plasticfilmrecycling.org.
 
Thrift & Second Hand Stores:
Congregational Church of Brookfield Thrift Store All proceeds benefit social service organizations. Accepts clothing and accessories, 9am-3pm M-F & when open Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9am-noon. Goodwill- accepts household goods
Savers- accepts household goods
 
Paint Recycle:
Sherwin-Williams
Federal Road Brookfield
Find another Drop-off Site near you: https://www.paintcare.org/
 
Electronics:
Best Buy accepts many used electronics for recycling.
Home Depot has a light bulb recycling program.
Transfer Station (Please note you need to get a decal from Brookfield Public Works Dept. to verify that you are a resident. A fee for this may apply)
18 Young’s Field Road, New Milford
Tuesday – Friday: 7:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Find another Drop-off Site near you click here for the CT/Deep site.
 
Not sure where to recycle an item? 
Search your item:         http://www.recyclect.com/  or click here.

Do you have some additional suggestions about recycling to share?  Please email me at AskKerri@gmail.com.
 
 
Additional Resources:
https://hrra.org/
 
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! 
 
Do you have a question about how to simplify your life?  Are you unsure how to start downsizing for a move, or organizing part of your home?  Email your question to: AskKerri@gmail.com.  Perhaps you will see you question answered here in this column! 
 
Kerri Colombo, Motivator, Speaker, Simplifier, Organizer
 
Kerri Colombo is passionate about motivating people to simplify life by reducing clutter and creating streamlined organization systems that support your lifestyle & free up time to do what you love. Kerri works with private organizing clients, is a speaker and educator.  She became the Expert Organizer on the national TV series, TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive and has appeared on Better Connecticut and FOX Connecticut News.  She is also the recommended Organizer by Hartford Hospital’s esteemed Institute of Living: Anxiety Disorders Center.  For more information, to schedule a private organizing appointment or public speaking engagement, please visit www.CornerstoneOrganizing.org. 
Metal, Plastic & Cardboard, Oh My!

Metal, Plastic & Cardboard, Oh My!
 
Are you ever left wondering if you've recycled all you can?  Have you ever questioned whether you put certain items in your curbside bin that you shouldn't have? All the recycling information is sometimes contradicting and often confusing! Connecticut has created universal Recycling Guidelines but some providers rules may vary.
 
In your home, consider posting a Quick Recycle Reference on the inside of a cupboard door or directly on the side of your Recycle Bins. 

          Printable Quick Recycle Reference:
          http://www.cornerstoneorganizing.org/HRRA_Recycling_Guide_.pdf

          Printable Single-Stream Recycle Sign:
          http://www.cornerstoneorganizing.org/Single-Stream_Recycle_Sign.pdf
 
As a General Guide, these rules seem Universal...
 
Curbside Single-Stream Recycle:
Metal: Cans & Bottles. Empty, Rinse clean, Open
Cardboard/ Paper: Clean, dry, no grease, no wax, no shredded paper
Glass: Food Bottles & Jars, Empty, Rinse clean, Open
Plastic: Containers, bottles, cups.  Empty, Rinse clean (some say only #1, 2, 5)
Read more information on Plastic Recycling: https://apps.npr.org/plastics-recycling/
 
Plastic Wrap Recycle:
Plastic Wrap, plastic bags or film for recycling: shopping bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, bubble wrap, packaging pillows, dry cleaner bags, and plastic shrink wrap used around cases of bottled water, paper towels, toilet paper and other commodities.

Huckleberry Hill Elementary and Brookfield Town Hall both have plastic wrap recycle bins. Find other participating retailers near you at www.plasticfilmrecycling.org.
 
Thrift & Second Hand Stores:
Congregational Church of Brookfield Thrift Store All proceeds benefit social service organizations. Accepts clothing and accessories, 9am-3pm M-F & when open Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9am-noon. Goodwill- accepts household goods
Savers- accepts household goods
 
Paint Recycle:
Sherwin-Williams
Federal Road Brookfield
Find another Drop-off Site near you: https://www.paintcare.org/
 
Electronics:
Best Buy accepts many used electronics for recycling.
Home Depot has a light bulb recycling program.
Transfer Station (Please note you need to get a decal from Brookfield Public Works Dept. to verify that you are a resident. A fee for this may apply)
18 Young’s Field Road, New Milford
Tuesday – Friday: 7:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Find another Drop-off Site near you click here for the CT/Deep site.
 
Not sure where to recycle an item? 
Search your item:         http://www.recyclect.com/  or click here.

Do you have some additional suggestions about recycling to share?  Please email me at AskKerri@gmail.com.
 
 
Additional Resources:
https://hrra.org/
 
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! 
 
Do you have a question about how to simplify your life?  Are you unsure how to start downsizing for a move, or organizing part of your home?  Email your question to: AskKerri@gmail.com.  Perhaps you will see you question answered here in this column! 
 
Kerri Colombo, Motivator, Speaker, Simplifier, Organizer
 
Kerri Colombo is passionate about motivating people to simplify life by reducing clutter and creating streamlined organization systems that support your lifestyle & free up time to do what you love. Kerri works with private organizing clients, is a speaker and educator.  She became the Expert Organizer on the national TV series, TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive and has appeared on Better Connecticut and FOX Connecticut News.  She is also the recommended Organizer by Hartford Hospital's esteemed Institute of Living: Anxiety Disorders Center.  For more information, to schedule a private organizing appointment or public speaking engagement, please visit www.CornerstoneOrganizing.org. 


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