Updated on 03/04/2019
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.