What Goes Where?

YouTube Channel: Cristobal Jimenez Priego REALTOR

For most of us, one of the easiest ways to help the environment is to Recycle. Over the years, the list of materials that can be recycled in the BLUE bin has increased, where many of us think if it fits in the container, someone will figure it out. This is called “Wishful Recycling.”

Wishful Recycling contaminates paper and cardboard materials that could have been recycled had they not been contaminated. Wishful Recycling items are items like diapers, batteries, garden hoses, liquids, food, toasters, plastic bags or packaging film, clothing or textiles, electronics, or appliances.

China is one of the biggest markets for recycled materials, and it has imposed strict limits on contamination going from 2% to 0.5%. All the content classified as “Contaminated” is disposed of in the landfill.

What goes into the BLUE bin: All jars, glass and plastic bottles, aluminum cans and metal cans, wrapping paper, clean plastic food containers and cups, mail, magazines, newspaper and phone books, cartons, empty aerosol cans, clean aluminum foil and trays, styrofoam packaging and clean food and drink containers**

if the provider is not the city of San Diego, check if your hauler accepts Styrofoam for Recycling, paper or frozen food boxes, flattened cardboard, paper bags, shredded paper, plastic buckets, tubs, pots, trays, and toys. Batteries, tablets, cameras, cell phones, laptops, they all have one thing in common. They use lithium-ion batteries. They have been the cause of significant fires on the trash and recycling trucks; even when they are considered no longer useful, they can still hold enough energy to create a spark if the terminal scrapes against metal. Batteries should not be placed in Blue containers.

Recycling is everyone’s responsibility; approximately 35,000 tons of recyclable material that should go in the blue bin is placed in the black trash bin and disposed of in the landfill.If you need extra BLUE bin space and the City of San Diego is your trash hauler, they are FREE as long as you pick them up.

Questions? #CallCristobal now!

Author: IntegrityRealEstateGroup

Multicultural and bilingual, Cristobal brings a unique outlook as a resource to the San Diego County Real Estate Market. Cristobal is passionate about educating & providing options people don’t know they have. Cristobal is dedicated to integrity and professionalism from beginning to end with the primary goal to assist, educate and add value in any way that he can. Cristobal embodies perseverance, tenacity, discipline, systems and negotiation skills. He enjoys helping individuals and families needing to buy a home or sell a property. Cristobal’s upbringing and training are responsible for the discipline, attention to detail and follow-through he brings to his work. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Systems Engineering. His professional experience includes problem-solving as a senior consultant for translational enterprises. Moving to San Diego county area, Cristobal knew that it was time for him to pursue his lifelong dream and join the real estate industry. Cristobal is able to exercise his superior observational and organizational skills while completing every transaction with sensitivity to his clients’ needs and goals. Cristobal’s mantra, how you do anything is how you do everything, he strongly believes is the key to long-term relationships

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