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What is Recycling Contamination? - Test Your Knowledge
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You may remember this quiz from earlier this month — but do you remember the answers? Here’s your chance to test your knowledge and earn extra points.

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WHEN RECYCLABLES GET TRASHED

Stricter rules on the cleanliness of recyclables imposed by buyers of recyclable materials means contamination is a bigger concern for recycling than ever before. If perfectly good recyclables get landfilled because contaminants like food residue get intermixed with them, then everyone loses. Here’s what contamination is, how it affects recycling, and what you can do to help.

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  • Donna C. 1 year ago
    Thank you for your prompt response. Appreciate the extra points.