Based on a study conducted in October 2020, the contamination rate of recyclables collected in the County* was 19% (by weight).
This means that nearly one in every five pounds of recycling collected was either garbage or other materials not accepted in local recycling programs. Contamination can damage equipment, endanger staff and make quality recyclables unusable. By learning how to recycle you can help do your part to help the environment +++++++
What can you do to decrease contamination in your recycling bin?
Follow your recycling program rules, and review them at least once a year. Stick to the basics and place only items shown on the cover of this guide in your recycling bin. This is the proper way how to recycle. Contact us today for more information.