Does your office have a compost bin?  Do you have no idea what to put in there?  Remember the good old days of just having to separate your recycling?

In honor of Recycling Day, we at Rushing wanted to give a quick breakdown of the difference between compost, recycling, and trash. 


Compost – Your garden’s BFF, and the biggest little green leader for the global good. 

Fun Fact:  If it comes from the Earth, it can be composted. 

Below are the items you can confidently dispose of in that tiny green bin your DIY aunt gave you last year.

  • All Food Waste (Including Meat, Bones, and Diary)
  • BPI Certified Compostable Items
  • Any contaminated paper products that have food on them, and would usually be recycled
  • Paper Towels and Tissues
  • Yard Waste

Recycling – We use to separate it into 3 different bins, and now it’s just an overflowing blue bin deterring from your curb appeal.

Shocking Fact:  Numbers on Plastic, and the Recycling symbol don’t matter.  Something is only recyclable if it can be made into something new.

You can save the separating for laundry day, but remember to wash any food out before you recycle them in that big blue bin. 

  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Magazines, Catalogues, Newspapers, and those pesky Mailers
  • Plastic bottles, Jugs, and Tubs
  • Glass
  • Aluminum, Steel Cans, and Bottle Caps

Recycling No-No’s

  • Plastic Wrap
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Coffee Cups and Lids

Trash – A resource we’ve been overusing for far too long and is now creating floating trash islands near your favorite tropical resort. 

Shocking Fact:  90%