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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Mar 20

Recycle More, Trash Less

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:23 AM by Communications Department

Did you know that pizza boxes are NOT recyclable? In fact, any paper or cardboard product soiled with grease or food should not go into your curbside recycling bin. Styrofoam is also a big recycling-no. And while glass of any color is recyclable, glass jars and bottles need to be empty. The same is true for plastic bottles and aluminum cans and foil. They all go in the bin, but only if they're clean.
If you already knew all of the above, you're a recycling all-star! If you didn't, check out askHRGreen's new recycling video for Hampton Roads and then download the recycling poster to place on your fridge. It can help decipher what goes in the curbside cart on collection day and what should be recycled elsewhere. For instance, plastic bags can and should be recycled, but they are not accepted at the curb. Instead, look for a recycling bin at your local grocery store or convenience center and drop your bags off there. wants to help make the green life easy. Recycling is one simple way to do something good for the environment, without having to leave your own home. Recycle more, trash less!