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recycling plastic

if i recycle plastic bottles, milk jugs ect do i smash them down or leave them whole?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:15 AM on May. 18, 2010 in Just for Fun

Answers (5)
  • Call the place where you will recycle. Where my mother lives they like them smashed. Where I live I don't have too. I can even put the glass and plastic in the same bin. So just check!!! And good for you!!!

    Answer by oliviahank at 7:16 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • Our recycling is picked up at the street and they don't care if it is squashed or not.
    Call your local recycling center and find out.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:13 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • I smash only to make room for others.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • Our recycling is picked up every other week, so we smash to make sure that there is going to be room for two weeks worth.

    Answer by Mom2Joseph2007 at 9:21 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • My son does this for $$$$$- cans and plastic only as the glass doesn't pay as much and is harder to store/ handle. He does crush for ease of transport.


    Answer by Sisteract at 10:18 AM on May. 18, 2010

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