Why are Plastic Bags No Longer Acceptable for Recyclables?
Plastic bags of any color, size, or shape will no longer be accepted. The Recycling Processing Facility uses an automated system to sort and bale the recyclables. Plastic bags jam the automated machinery. Most jurisdictions that have gone to a single stream recycling system which allows all mixed recyclables to be recycled together, no longer accept plastic bags. Residents can take their plastic bags to some grocery stores. You are encouraged to ask for paper bags during shopping or opt for the cloth/mesh reusable bags. The first step in recycling is to reduce, so changing the type of bag used during shopping is a huge help to the environment.

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1. What is Recycling?
2. What are My Recycle Pick-up Days?
3. What Recyclable Materials are Accepted at the Curbside Pick-up?
4. Why are Plastic Bags No Longer Acceptable for Recyclables?
5. Are the Blue Recycle Bins Manadatory for Recycling?
6. What is the Process for Curbside Recycling?
7. Can I get another Blue Recycling Bin?
8. How Can I do a tour of the WTE and the Landfill?
9. What are Rigid Plastics?
10. What Are Unacceptable Recycling Materials?
11. What Can I do With Old Clothes?
12. What Happens to My Household Haardous Waste After I've Dropped if off at the City Hazardous Material Recycling Event?
13. Can I Recycle Electronics?
14. How Do I Dispose of Fire Extinguishers?
15. Can I Recycle Light Bulbs?
16. What do I do with Latex/Water Base Paint?
17. What do I do with Enamel/Oil-based Paint/Stain?
18. What do I do with old batteries?
19. What do I do with used motor oil?