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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Waste Management leaving notes for customers with contaminated recycling

Waste Management Recycling Contamination Top of Sticky Note 2019

Waste Management is leaving warning notes for customers whose recycling bins are contaminated with non-recyclables or unaccepted items. Bins may not contain garbage, glass or items that are bagged, dirty or wet.

Employees of the waste hauler may leave a warning note but pick up the recycling as a courtesy, or they may indicate that they had to leave the recycling behind due to contamination.

Recyclables that are permitted in recycling bins are metal cans (steel, tin and aluminum); paper (newspaper, office paper, magazines, brown paper bags); plastic bottles and jugs (#1 and #2); and flattened cardboard and paperboard (such as cereal boxes).

Prohibited items include glass, dairy and juice cartons, plastics #3-#7 and anything not listed in the list of permitted items.

Waste Management's note says, "When in doubt, leave it out."

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