Contaminated items are NOT recyclable. Contamination can happen in several ways:
- Food waste – wash containers. Food left on containers contaminates the container and makes it unrecyclable. Rinsing/washing recyclables keeps items recyclable and keeps your recycle bin clean.
- Placing items in the Recycle Bin that are Non Recyclable is contamination. Plastic bags are only recyclable if returned to the correct place (HEB and Wal-Mart). Plastic bags clog up the sorting equipment at the recycle plant.
Please do not place items in the bin unless they are on the accepted list.