May I bag my recyclables?

No. Do not bag recyclables before placing them in the bin.

Simply place loose, dry items directly into the recycling bin.

At the recycling plant, if items are bagged, extra employees need to be added to open up the bag and retrieve the contents. The bag is then discarded as residue or contamination. Any bags that are missed get tangled in the sorting machines, which can prevent the machine from doing its job.

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1. What items are accepted for recycling?
2. How do I get a recycling bin?
3. How do I buy an additional recycling bin?
4. How do I report a missed pickup or other trash/recycling issue?
5. Where do I place my bin for automated recycling?
6. What are the features and size of my recycling bin?
7. Where do I store my recycling bin?
8. What if I am moving?
9. What if my recycling bin breaks?
10. When is my recycling picked up?
11. May I recycle plastic store bags?
12. May I bag my recyclables?
13. How do I recycle cardboard boxes?
14. What if I live in Hunting Ridge?
15. May I use a store-bought recycling bin?
16. How do I know which recycling bin is mine?
17. Who pays for recycling collection?
18. What is automated recycling?