Recycling: Clean, empty, dry

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Every year, Americans recycle more than 87 million tons.

Unfortunately, not everything placed in a recycle bin is ready to be recycled.

Did you know that a recent study showed two-thirds of Americans will put something in the recycling cart even if they are unsure if it is recyclable?

Sometimes, perfectly good items (such as paper) are ruined because other items are wet or soiled. Contaminated recycling hurts the environment.

What can you do? Remember: Empty, Clean, Dry.

Empty – make sure each container is completely empty

Clean – each container should be free from food and other residues

Dry – Dry containers ensure that other recyclables, such as cardboard and paper, remain uncontaminated

--Republic Services


Anonymous,  November 20, 2017 at 8:41 AM  

In order to make this happen, you need to consume other resources like water (to clean). Seems that technology should have progressed past this, unless Republic does not want to invest in improved technology.

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