- No containers with food. Containers with food residue are not recyclable. Please remember to wash containers to eliminate food debris. If a container is food-soiled and cannot be washed (i.e. pizza boxes, paper plates, microwave popcorn bags), throw it away with non-recyclable items.
- Liquids and soggy items spoil the load. Moisture soaked items in recycling containers can ruin an entire load of recyclables. Please recycle only clean, dry items.
- Minimize thin plastics. While many forms of plastic are recyclable and acceptable, flimsy plastics such as shopping bags and other types of cellophane bags can jam recycling machines, adding increased costs to recycling operations, unless the plants are specially equipped (check your local recycling program guidelines).
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