Every time you choose to recycle, you're giving that item a second life to serve a new purpose and save natural resources.
Now more than ever, it’s important that only the right items, free from contamination, make their way into your recycling bin.
Let’s Get Back To The Basics Of Recycling
Remember these 3 simple rules each time you recycle:
- Recycle clean bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.
- Keep food and liquid out of your recycling.
- No loose plastic bags and no bagged recyclables.
Ever wonder, “Why recycle?”
Sure, it’s good for the environment, but there’s more to it than that. Every day we encounter hundreds of recyclable items. By recycling properly, we can save tons of raw materials, which in turn can save time, energy and expense.
Thanks to WM’s advanced processing technologies, it’s easier than ever to recycle. Simply put all your recyclables loose into your recycling container – don’t bag your recyclables and please don’t include loose plastic bags. Roll your recycling cart to the curb and WM takes it from there. Your recyclables go to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where they are sorted and baled for use by manufacturers.
Quality Is Key
Keeping your recyclable material clean, dry and loose in your container – free from contamination – is the best thing you can do to help ensure the materials you recycle today go on to have a useful second life.