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Posted on: February 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Recycling Tip of the Week: No Garbage Bags in Recycling Carts!

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Did you know plastic garbage bags are the #1 contaminant in single stream recycling? They get caught in the machinery and become “tanglers”, causing damage and costing valuable time. 
Leave your recyclables loose in the cart. Unfortunately, when recyclables are bagged, they are often thrown out!
FYI: Plastic garbage, grocery and storage bags are all not recyclable in the single stream process.
Still confused? Download the Recycle Coach app at to get the What Goes Where look-up tool.

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