The city of Chicago wants your empty sunscreen bottles, but not your old pizza boxes! Read below for recycling updates:

  1. All empty sunscreen containers, including aluminum and plastic lotion and spray bottles, are recyclable.
  2. The only part of a sunscreen spray bottle that cannot be recycled is the spray nozzle. Other caps are recyclable.
  3. Rinse out any remaining sunscreen from the containers before recycling.
  4. Greasy cardboard, like a pizza box for instance, is non-recyclable because of holes in the paper caused by oil separating from the water in the paper making process. You can tear off a box top for recycling, however, if it has not been contaminated with grease.

Chicago has recently instated several new recycling requirements for condominium buildings. To read our other articles regarding these changes, click here and here. 

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