Don't let all your recycling efforts
go to waste.
Never put recyclables in a plastic bag.
Plastic bags should never be in your recycle bin or cart.
If any recyclables end up in a plastic bag, they will all end up in a landfill.
The entire bag and it's contents will be directed to waste, because plastic bags can't be processed at our plant.
REVIEW the RULES
Rinse and dry and replace the cap:
Glass bottles and jars
Plastic bottles and jugs
(Labels may be left on)
Clean and flatten:
(Free of food particles and not wax coated [test by scraping with fingernail ... any wax residue?])
Poke your plastic:
If you can push your finger through the plastic, it’s too flimsy to recycle. Toss sandwich bags, cereal bags, produce bags, dry cleaning bags, bubble wrap, and newspaper sleeves into the trash instead. Or do this with them.
BAGS into BENCHES
What to do with all those plastic bags.
Every year, Trex challenges schools to collect 500lbs of bags in six months.
If they succeed, Trex turns those bags into a free bench.
So contact your school. Alert them to this wonderful recycling program. Download all the details.
Then give them a head start by beginning your own collection right now.
Parent to a budding eco-star? Click this badge for a fun way to
put your little one in charge of collecting bags around your home.
Parent to a budding eco-star?
Click this badge for a fun way to put
them in charge of collecting bags.
LESS is MORE
Reducing recycling mistakes reduces our landfill.
Greasy pizza boxes, unrinsed pop cans, plastic bags (and everything in them) ... they can damage recycling equipment, waste time and money, and ultimately end up going into the waste.
We refer to incorrect or unwashed materials as 'recycling contamination'. Last year, our recycling contamination rate was 20.5%.
Our goal, with your help, is to reduce our contamination level.
We appreciate your desire to recycle for a better environment and better world. Please do so as carefully as possible ...
... please don't let any of your recycling efforts go to waste.
The whole crew at Portage County Recycling Center
Q and A
The more you know, the smarter you recycle.
Why can't you sort out plastic bags?
The flimsy film gets entangled in the machinery and causes shutdowns and damage.
What do I do with large items, like plastic coolers or this or that?
(EITHER GIVE THE ANSWER HERE, OR PROVIDE A LINK TO THE ANSWER)
Why wasn't this cart emptied?
Answer and any support pics, videos, or docs