Posted on April 02, 2024

When it comes to recycling, keep ‘em loose! To recycle right, keep all plastic bags out of your recycling carts and do not place recycling in bags.

Why Loose?

Our recycling equipment sorts items by type, and they must go through the process loose for the equipment and staff to recognize each item.

Plastic bags can also be tanglers in the equipment – like bubblegum in somebody’s hair! That means that anything that’s bagged has to be thrown away.

Accepted Items

Items that belong in your recycling cart include:

  • Newspapers
  • Junk mail
  • Cardboard
  • Plastics with a twist-off lid
  • Aluminum and tin cans
  • Glass bottles and jars

Remember to give your recyclables a good rinse! Once it’s empty and clean, toss it on in your Curb It! cart.

Wondering if an item is recyclable? Check out our Recycling and Disposal Guide or give us a call at 515.244.0021.