Thanksgiving Recycling Tips

Thanksgiving is probably one of the few times a year you cook a whole turkey or bake a pie. And one of the few times you use a pie tin or an aluminum tray. But, with 46 million turkeys consumed each Thanksgiving, we had better figure out what to do with all those turkey trays. Those aluminum trays, and the pie tins too, are recyclable. Please clean them and place them in your recycling bin.

In fact, aluminum is some of the best material to recycle. It can be reused over and over again without losing it’s strength. Aluminum cans can be recycled and back on the shelves in 6 weeks. The cans are quickly melted down, reformed again, filled, and brought back to your grocery store self. You can recycle all your aluminum, tin, and steel cans. Leave the lids and labels on, no worry.

So as you clean up after your holiday feast, clean up the environment too, recycle your turkey pans and pie tins.

Recycle When Clean

Pie Tins

Turkey Trays
Cranberry Cans
Soup Cans
Broth Cartons

Don’t Recycle

Plastic Wrap

Soiled Paper Plates

Soiled Napkins

Food Waste

Plastic Silverware

Food Waste

Plastic Silverware

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Mariya Zelenskyy – Media and Outreach Coordinator