Recycling is so important but getting it into the bin is just the start, in order to actually be recycled it needs to be sorted and reprocessed (to be prepared for reuse). Items that contain contaminants are not only unable to be recycled but can also cause issues at the recycling facility and downgrade items that were recyclable.
5 Simple Rules to Optimize Your Recycling Impact:
1. NO plastic grocery bags in your standard recycling bins... EVER.
They are recyclable so take them to a local grocery or store drop center
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2. Empty your containers, residual goo can contaminate an entire bin of good material
3. Label your recycling bins for easy participation
4. Always follow bin & area recycling rules
5. When in doubt, ASK!