DC has EXPANDED its recycling program!!
Beginning October 6, residents can recycle:
• Aerosol cans
• Milk and juice cartons
• Plastic bags, e.g., grocery bags, newspaper bags, shopping bags (Please “bag the bags” by placing all the bags into one bag.)• Rigid plastics: plastic milk/soda crates, plastic buckets with metal handles, plastic laundry baskets, plastic lawn furniture, plastic totes, plastic drums, plastic coolers, plastic flower pots, plastic drinking cups/glasses, plastic 5-gallon water bottles, plastic pallets, plastic toys, and empty plastic garbage/recycling bins
• Wide-mouth containers: peanut butter, margarine/butter tubs, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, whipped topping, and prescription and other medicine bottles.
For complete info, see the announcement from Mayor Fenty's office...
This will settle an ongoing dispute at QSN headquarters...the Gardener said we couldn't recycle newspaper bags, Mr Q thought it was OK...turns out the Gardener was right (up until October 6th), but now Mr Q can now point to the "OFFICIAL" list and get rid of those newpaper bags with a clear conscience!!