Saturday Recycling Tip: How to Recycle Containers With Some Food Still in Them

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Our guidelines suggest that “recyclables must be loose, empty and no more than lightly soiled.”

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Photo from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook

Yuck. This should be opened up, cleaned out, rinsed out and left to dry in your recycling bin (don’t close it up again), if you want the sweet inner satisfaction of having done this part of your part for the environment. Or you could toss it in the trash.

Containers with food left in them will be thrown in the garbage when they arrive at the sorting facility; ditto with closed plastic bags. Questions about recycling? Click here.


This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on FacebookLike that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here.


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