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Good intentions are damaging the recycling industry

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Americans have answered the call to recycle more, but their good intentions are causing major issues in the recycling stream. Here are a few tips to help get your home and office recycling right:

• Never bag your recyclables, it may cause a whole load to be trashed.

• Recycle clean plastic beverage bottles and jugs.

• Keep your recycling clean and dry by closing the lid on your dumpster and tossing the greasy pizza box.

If you need help starting a program, Waste Management offers a variety of posters, videos and training tools to help refresh your recycling program at RecycleOftenRecycleRight.com.

– Stephanie Kissinger, Waste Management

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