Keep Recyclables LOOSE (Not Bagged!)

Text:  Recyclables should always be tossed loose, never in a sealed bag.  Photo:  A girl holding plastic bottles.
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That's right, though your recycling habit may be in the bag, your recyclables should NOT be!

For single-stream or curbside recycling, unless your recycling company tells you otherwise, ALL material should be put into your recycling bin loose.

Source-separated recycling should get sorted individually at the transfer station or recycling center. DO NOT toss bags of recycling into your recycling hoppers or piles, the plastic or paper bag could easily contaminate the whole load!

(The ONE exception may be scrap paper or shredded paper. TALK TO YOUR TRANSFER STATION FIRST, but some do take these little bits of paper enclosed in a paper bag.)

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