A woman drops off single-stream recycling at the Newark Recycling Center, located in Pencader Corporate Center.

Have you ever looked at a piece of trash in your hand and wondered, “Can that be recycled?” For many items, the answer is yes, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – or even be inconvenient – to get rid of some of your waste without adding to the landfill.

The easiest way to recycle is in the city of Newark’s single-stream recycling bin. It gets picked up right from the curb once a week and trucked to the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s collection site in New Castle. The only hard part is to remember what can go into the bin. So, here’s a quick reminder. Accepted items include: paper (except shredded paper), cartons, paperboard, corrugated cardboard, plastic containers (leave lids on), cans, and glass bottles and jars (no lids because they are a different material). Everything should be clean.

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