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Learn how you can “Recycle Right”

Credit: Washington State Department of Ecology

Don’t bag your recyclables

Putting your recyclables in plastic bags causes problems. The recyclables inside can’t get properly sorted, and the bags can get tangled in the machinery. As a result, bagged recyclables are pulled from the sorting lines by workers and sent to the landfill. It’s better to keep your recyclables loose in your bin.

Click here for the video: Recycle Right: Don’t Bag Your Recyclables!

How you can Recycle Right

Recycling helps reduce pollution, save energy, conserve natural resources, and support local jobs and businesses. Follow these tips to make sure your recycling efforts don’t go to waste.

Empty, clean, dry plastic soda bottle.

Empty, clean and dry

Empty out liquids, rinse or scrape out food residue, make sure paper and cardboard are dry, and keep your recycling bin closed to shut out rain.

Don't bag your recyclables.

Keep recyclables loose, do not bag them

Recycling rules differ from region to region.

Not everything can be recycled

Even items that have the recycling symbol may not be accepted for recycling in your program or even in the state.

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Posted by Steve on April 26, 2023 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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