July 6, 2018
If a load of recycling contains non-recyclables – even by just a fraction – that entire load risks not being recycled. That’s according to new guidelines being enforced by China, a major importer of recyclable materials that are created in the U.S. Why does it matter? The phrase “one bad apple spoils the bunch” is now true for recycling, where one non-recyclable item can spoil an entire batch of otherwise good materials. Quite simply, if you’re not recycling right, you could be preventing tons and tons of materials from ever seeing a second life. It may seem like such a small detail – a wrong item in the recycling bin – but it represents a global problem that’s preventing thousands of tons of recyclables from ever seeing a second life.
RecycleOftenRecycleRight.com is here to educate everyone on this important topic, and to offer tools we can use to make recycling sustainable for future generations. To learn more about the changing world of recycling, industry news, and trends, visit RecycleOftenRecycleRight.
Flyer: Always Recycle These Items
Please note that glass is NOT recyclable at curbside in Cedar Hills.