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Posted on: May 15, 2015

[ARCHIVED] PLASTIC BAGS UNACCEPTABLE FOR RECYCLING

Please be advised that we can no longer collect any plastic bags for recycling or with recycling....this includes otherwise recyclable items wrapped or contained in plastic bags. Plastic bags present huge problems in the compactor vehicles and in the sorting equipment at the recycling facility. We have been forced to abruptly enforce this long-standing rule because the recycling facility has begun turning away entire truckloads of recyclables due to heavy contamination by plastic bags. This results in whole truckloads of cans, bottles, newspapers are being diverted to the landfill as garbage....totally negating recycling efforts. We can provide an additional bin upon request, but we cannot accept recyclables contained in plastic bags. Single stream recycling is still free at Belman Road Recycling Center.....you may take bottles/cans/papers there without buying a coupon or window sticker.
Plastic bags are recyclable only at grocery stores....curbside, the only option for disposal of plastic bags is in the trash.

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