Important Recycling Notice

Are You Recycling Right?

The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

The recycling industry is experiencing high levels of contamination - trash in the recycling – at a time when the requirements for quality (clean recycling) are increasing due to new policies implemented by end markets for recyclable materials.

When non-recyclable items (contamination) end up in your recycling, they have the potential to turn the entre load into trash, resulting in contamination and additional processing and disposal costs.

See below these helpful Do’s and Don’ts tips on how to recycle effectively.

DO recycle all empty plastic bottles, cans, paper and cardboard

DO keep foods and liquids out of recycling

DO keep plastic bags out of recycling


DON’T bag your recyclables – plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery.

DON’T include food-soiled items-they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash.

DON’T add sharp or dangerous materials like needles and electronics-they can cause injury to the workers.

DON’T toss in “tanglers” like rubber hoses and wires-they can shut down an entire recycling center!

DON’T include bulky items like propane tanks or construction debris.


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