“Every now and then I find myself playing the ‘Recycle, Compost or Landfill?’ game when deciding what to do with my trash.
“Metal lids, sure. They go in the blue bin. But what about bottle caps, disposable coffee cups, and plastic bags?
“Paper is a recyclable no-brainer, but what about waxy milk cartons? And what if they have plastic spouts? Do I need to cut them off first?
“Fortunately, Recology in San Francisco unveiled new guidelines this month that expand the list of items you can place in your blue recycling bin. That means less trash destined for the landfill and less head-scratching about what goes where.”