Different types of materials have different properties (such as melting temperatures) and cannot be mixed together for recycling.
The processors that buy our recyclables have strict requirements and contamination is not allowed. Even a small amount of contamination could spoil the entire batch that is being processed.
Contamination can be a non-recyclable item, food debris in a container, or a recyclable item that has been put in the wrong spot.
To get recycled, recyclables need to be well-sorted. And your in-home sort is the key to our recycling success.