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Look What's New With Do More Blue!

In July, the City of Tucson Environmental Services Department expanded the list of "stuff" you can recycle in your blue barrel. The change is due to the construction of a new recycling facility that is using state-of-the-art technology to better sort materials. What's the biggest change? You can now recycle any plastic containers or rigid plastics. No checking for numbers-if it's a plastic container it's recyclable. Please…no plastic bags or Styrofoam™. Find out what's new at DoMoreBlue.

Plastic Bags
Since you can't put plastic bags and other film plastic in your blue barrel, what are you supposed to do? Here in Tucson, you can return them to your grocery store and other stores you shop at. Nationally, each person in the U.S. uses about 1200 plastic bags every year. While convenient, they can create environmental problems and simply litter the landscape. Visit Bag Central Station to see all the stores that will recycle your plastic bags and other plastic film.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program
Did you know that the Tucson/Pima County HHW Program recycles or reuses 98% of the products collected? Toxic materials are not only dangerous for people and pets; they also can impact our groundwater. You can dispose of these materials safely by taking them to one of the monthly collection events (1st or 2nd Saturday of each month depending on location) or at a drop-off facility. The Main Facility on Sweetwater is open during construction! Find out more about the HHW Program.

Know Where to Throw
We all have things we no longer want or need and they just take up space. If it is still useable or if you think it might be recyclable, visit Know Where to Throw and use the look-up tool. This tool, powered by Earth 911, will give you options to recycle or reuse your "stuff" and keep it out of the landfill.

Electronics Recycling
Looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your old, unwanted or obsolete electronics? Here's a list of local businesses and organizations that buy, sell, trade or accept computers, televisions, cell telephones, printer cartridges and other electronics for reuse, remanufacture, or recycling.

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