Blue bin and how it helps to recycle

Blue bin

Blue bin and how it helps to recycle

The ease of recycling is that there are different colored bins to indicate what goes where. This not only makes recycling simple but also makes waste disposal effortless. While these bins are not commonplace in developing countries, it sure doesn’t hurt to know about them.

There are several sorts of bins for various types of waste to facilitate recycling and limit the amount of waste in landfills while also reducing the spread of landfills.

When waste is not sorted, it becomes difficult for recyclers to separate items for recycling, and for waste collectors to properly dispose of waste. Some of this waste ends up in the streets and drainage systems, clogging the gutters.

There are different recycling bins used for collecting different types of waste. Interestingly, they are colored to this effect. There is the green bin for biodegradable which is also organic, the red bin goes straight to the landfill while the blue bin is used to recycle dry solid waste. In this piece, we will explore the blue-colored recycling bin and what it is used for.

The blue bin is solely for collecting clean materials for recycling. Without this exercise, every waste may end up in landfills. This is in turn benefits the environment as landfills take up a lot of space and emit an unpleasant odor.

Also, consider this: if plastics end up in landfills, it will take hundreds of years for them to decompose. When they decompose, they only produce microplastic, which has a negative impact on the soil.

Things that go in the blue bin 

The blue bin is for recycling clean, dry things such as

  • Paper
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic food containers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Old magazines and hardback books
How to place your recycled waste 

Dismantle cardboard boxes and flatten them as much as possible.
Squeeze cans, tins, and plastic bottles as much as possible

Rinse them to avoid spilling the contents and giving the bin a terrible odor
Place the items in your blue bin.

What you should not do

Avoid placing wet waste into the blue bin, such as food, vegetables, or peels, as this will make recycling difficult, if not impossible.

When it rains, don’t leave the lid of your blue bin open; the articles will get wet and won’t be able to be recycled. Avoid putting mixed waste in the blue bin.

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