LLMS Recycling

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Join LLMS in our initiative to become a leading school in recycling and to teach our kids to take care of our limited resources.


May 9, 2019

Congratulations!  Los Lunas Middle School is being awarded a credit for being a Frequent Recycler for recycling transactions performed through April 2019!

Here's our school's impact, so far:

To date, our school has recycled the weight equivalent to that of a zebra.  We have saved enough energy to power a central air conditioner for a home for an entire year.  Avoided an amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) that otherwise could have been offset by trees within 1 acre of US forestland over the course of a full year. And saved enough paper to avoid converting 5 oak trees into paper.

Way to go LLMS!!

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What Can We Recycle?

 

Aluminum:

Non-alcoholic aluminum cans and bottles of all shapes and sizes are eligible for points in Recycle Rally.

  • Tabs may be left on the cans
  • Aluminum cans do not need to be crushed
  • Containers must be contaminant-free for sanitary and safety reasons

Plastic #1 (PET OR PETE) beverage containers:

Plastics identified as #1 PET or #1 PETE are eligible for points in Recycle Rally

  • Eligible Plastic #1 is usually transparent – if a container is translucent or opaque, look closely to verify that it does have a #1 on it
  • Most, but not all beverage containers are made of #1 PETE
  • Product labels do not need to be removed from containers
  • It is okay to keep lids on the plastic containers
  • Containers must be contaminant-free for sanitary and safety reasons

Examples of materials that are commonly made of #1 PET/PETE:

  • Water bottles
  • Juice bottles
  • Soda bottles
  • Sports drink bottles
  • Ready-to-drink tea bottles
  • Containers may not include alcoholic beverages

Plastic #2 (HDPE) beverage containers:

Examples of types of materials that are commonly made from HDPE and may be counted towards your totals in are:

  • Milk jugs
  • Small milk and juice containers
Containers may not include alcoholic beverages

OTHER MATERIALS

Fiber – Paper, Corrugate, Carton:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Newsprint
  • Office paper

Click here to download a copy of the "What Can We Recycle?" list.





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