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Single Stream Recycling is the process in which all recyclable items are mixed together in the recycling truck, rather than separated based on material type. This makes the recycling process move faster as there is less time spent sorting the items at
Wash, Rinse, Recycle
It is important to the recycling process that you lightly rinse all of your containers out before putting them in the cart.
The local processor requires that the materials are free of food residue and lightly rinsed. Food left in containers and jars contaminate other materials, like cardboard, newspaper and magazines. Cleaner items insure the best value for the recyclables.
Some items may need to be filled with water and set out for a few hours. The water will loosen the food residue. After that, shake and rinse. This also helps keep your recycling cart clean and bug free.
Putting incorrect items into your recycling cart can lead to contamination of the entire recycling load. This can end up rendering the entire load unrecyclable as the contamination can spread to the other products. Check out the Dirty Dozen top contaminants video.