A Little Recycling Magic

A new group in town called Sustainable Roanoke provides info and inspiration via Facebook. But its leader, Celeste Delgado-Librero is committed to action as well as education. One of her first steps was to gather together like-minded folks committed to finding a place for those hard-to-recycle items: #5 and #6 plastics, granola bar wrappers, plastic bags. This group of volunteers will be collecting a specific set of items at the Grandin Village Farmers Market on Nov. 2, 9 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Here’s the list of exactly what they can recycle:

  • Plastic bags and film, including: grocery and produce plastic bags, ziplock and other reclosable bags, case overwraps (like the ones that cover cases of bottled water for example), plastic mailers, plastic that is used to mail stuff, dry cleaning bags, salt bags. cereal bags…
  • #5 plastics
  • #6 rigid cups
  • Toothpaste tubes/ toothbrushes – cut tip off and rinse thoroughly
  • Energy bar wrappers
  • Chip and snack bags
  • Razors
  • Hasbro toys
  • LOL Surprise toys and packaging
  • Beauty care products
  • Single cell batteries
  • Print cartridges – make sure they don’t leak ink
  • Crayola markers
  • Guitar strings
  • Bread clips (which will go to Danielle Cares for Chairs, a non-profit that recycles the tags and uses the funds to provide wheelchairs to people in need)

Very important: All items must be washed, clean, and dry and fit the above categories.