How to Go Green
ETHS is participating in the City of Evanston recycling program, which is being performed under contract by Groot Inc. The following is the list of items that can be placed in the recycling containers. The items on this list do not need to be separated. However, food items and partially consumed beverages should not be placed in the recycling bins.
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* Empty aerosol cans
* Aluminum beverage and food cans
* Clean aluminum foil, foil pans and containers
* Empty, dry paint cans
* Direct mail advertising (opened)
* Office paper (all colors, including envelopes and fax paper)
* Magazines, catalogs and phone books
* Cardboard (flattened -- must fit in recycling container)
* Chipboard (flattened cereal, tissue boxes, paper towels and toilet paper rolls, shoe and food boxes)
* Paper bags
* Shredded paper
* All colors of glass bottles and jars. You do not need to remove labels. Please rinse glass and throw away lids.
* Bottles with a #1 and #2 (Groot will also often accept #3, #4, and #5) in a triangle on the bottom, including liter soda bottles; milk, water and juice bottles. Rinse, discard lids.
* Six pack and 12 pack rings
2. There are no landfills left in northern Cook County
3. Our garbage goes to Wisconsin, some of New York's is shipped to southern
4. Each ton of paper we recycle gives 17 trees a longer life (trees grown for paper
5. In Evanston, we recycle more than 20 tons of paper every day!
6. A recycled aluminum can takes 95% less energy to make than a new aluminum
7. Plastic bottles with #1 and #2 make up about 85% of plastic packaging
8. We use about as much oil to make plastic as we use to run all of our cars and
9. Glass, steel, aluminum and plastic are made from non-renewable natural resources
10. Buying recycled products is essential to the success of recycling, so look for the
11. Recycling costs as much as 40% less per ton than garbage disposal
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