Mojave Desert & Mountan Recycling Authority

Revive Glassware

Rather than sending that tea or coffee-stained cup to landfill (old dishes and glassware are not recyclable), try cleaning them with a natural solution of equal parts white vinegar and salt or baking soda. Scrub and rinse. Every decision you

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Halloween Candy 2020

Enjoying your Halloween candy? Don’t worry, we won’t judge. But remember candy wrappers are not recyclable. Help us keep the High Desert litter free by disposing of wrappers in your garbage.   #RecyclingIsInOurNature

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Don’t Litter the Mask

Masks belong on your face, not on the ground. Please remember that disposable masks are not recyclable. Used masks should be discarded securly in your garbage.   #RecyclingIsInOurNature

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Chemical-free Window Cleaner

Get a chemical-free view by cleaning your window with a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar in a reusable spray bottle. Every decision you make to reduce, reuse, and recycle makes an impact. Learn more at www.urecycle.org. #RecyclingIsInOurNature

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Sheets into Costumes

How do you get two years of costumes out of one sheet? Start with a simple ghost one year and the next, shred the same sheet into strips for a mummy. It’s spook-tacular to reuse!   #RecyclingIsInOurNature

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Contamination: Stretchy Plastic

Soft, flexible, stretchy plastic film such as grocery, bread, zip-top and dry cleaning bags or the wrap around such products as paper plates, napkins, and bathroom tissue CAN be recycled, but not in your curbside recycling program. Stretchy plastic jams

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Make Your Own Costume 2020

It wouldn’t be Halloween without costumes! Consider getting crafty this Halloween by making costumes from what you have around your house. Need inspiration? Check out: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/g1709/homemade-halloween-costumes/   #RecyclingIsInOurNature

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Contamination: Tanglers

Hoses, rope, electrical cords, string lights and clothing are all examples of “tanglers” – long or stretchy items that can jam up recycling equipment in the MRF. Please do not put these items in your recycling bin, they belong in

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Save that plastic curtain

If you have an old shower curtain liner, don’t throw it away; a good cleaning may bring it back to life. Some curtains are machine washable, but you can always take it outside, scrub it (with laundry soap and baking

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AWAC October 2020 Plant of the Month

Bursting with lavender flowers, this is a low-water, drought-tolerant evergreen that may attract hummingbirds to your backyard. Learn more about xeriscape gardening and water conservation at the Mojave Water Agency’s site at: www.hdawac.org.

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