|Recycling collection at the Park Slope Food Coop|
One place to take your plastic is the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn. Did you know anyone can recycle plastic through the Park Slope Food Coop? Yep! You don't have to be a member. You don't have to live in Park Slope. You don't have to wear clogs. You've just got to follow the rules.
Save clear #1 and #6. This usually includes containers coffee shops serve iced coffee in, condiment containers, and berry containers.
Save all #5 tubs, cups, and lids. This is usually yogurt, hummus, and take out containers. Be sure to peel or cut off labels.
|Brooklynites eat so much yogurt!|
Save yourself time, energy, and a scolding by inspecting your plastics before you arrive. Make sure everything is clean and dry. Make sure the plastic has a number on it.They won't accept plastic without numbers!
Show up on time and at least 15 minutes before the end of plastic collection hours.
|We're all in this together, so don't mess up and put anything in the wrong bag!|
Check the Park Slope Food Coop website for updated rules and policies. The rules seem like a lot, but it's really quite easy to follow them. When we lived in Brooklyn, contributing my plastic waste for recycling was a fun thing to do after visiting the Saturday Greenmarket on Grand Army Plaza and before having brunch at Alchemy. We just fit it into our lives.
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