Some folks had bags and bags of returnables to take back.

I had bags and bags of recyclables.

I had after all been drinking lots of water. Remember when we were hoarding all the water we could find? That, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, paper towels, disinfectant wipes. That was back in March. Doesn't seem so long ago now does it.

Things are a little better now. The state started taking returnables back on June 15th with restrictions.

And over at the MSU Recycling Center, they started taking recyclables back on June 22nd.

I just made my first trip yesterday. And got there right before 3 pm. Lucky me. Because the hours of operations have changed. And so have a couple of other things.

First, the new days and times.

  • Monday through Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 3 pm.

Second, let's talk plastics.

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Details On Changes To Plastics

  • Only #1 And #2 Plastic Bottles And Jugs Will Be Accepted.

    • YES:
      • Water bottles
      • Peanut butter jars
      • Hand sanitizer bottles
      • Laundry detergent bottles
      • Wipes canisters
      • Milk jugs -- BUT, PLEASE PLACE IN THE SEPARATE 'MILK JUG' BIN
  • Plastics #3 Through #7 Along With Plastic Film/Bags Will NOT Be Accepted At This Time. 

    • NO:
      • Yogurt cups
      • Butter/cottage cheese tubs
      • Salad boxes
      • Berry boxes
      • Clamshell-style container
      • Take-out boxes
      • Landscape pots
      • Buckets
      • Laundry baskets
      • Kitty litter containers
      • Grocery bags
      • Dog food bags (MSU Recycling)
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Now...a list of stuff you can bring to drop off.

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard
  • Mixed Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Cartons - NEW!
  • Household Metal
  • Glass Bottles/Jars
  • #1 and #2 Plastic Bottles/Jugs
  • Milk Jugs
  • Books (MSU Recycling)

Please note, they are super excited about the addition of the cartons. And they do have someone on duty to help you MAKE SURE you're not leaving stuff they don't take anymore. It's mostly the plastics thing. It's really important to know before you go.

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For the latest from the MSU Recycling Drop Off Center including the updated Recycling Guide please HEAD HERE.