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  • Phoenix B. 4 years ago
    I'm in an apartment complex and the recycling bin is routinely used as a second trash bin by most of the residents and is always contaminated by food waste and all kinds of things. Is there anything that can be done about this, like a number to report a need for more education needing to be sent out to this address or something? I feel like all our bins must be getting rejected at the recycle bank, despite all my household's efforts to do what's best for the planet.
  • beverly a. 5 years ago
    I make sure the inner bag in the box do not go in recycling
  • Jenny C. 6 years ago
    For pizza boxes: I often notice that the lid will be spotless while the bottom has the grease stains. I rip the lid off and recycle it and trash the greasy bottom half. Likewise, sometimes the bottom only has one or two areas of grease and those areas can be ripped off and the rest of the bottom recycled. The point: you don't have to trash a whole pizza box just because one or two areas have grease stains.
  • Marie S. 6 years ago
  • Sue C. 6 years ago
    I rinse all items for curbside recycling before putting them into a clear recycling bag for recycling. I have a separate bag I use for card board, newspaper, and other loose papers so there is no cross contamination from food containers even though I wash everything before putting them out. Pizza boxes which are prone to grease are set out separately since they probably won't be recycled due to the grease on them from the pizza.
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