ACUA Recycling Tip

Please remember to store items loose in the recycling container. Why?

  1. It’s Safer – line workers cannot see what’s included when items are in a bag, and there may be hazardous items present.
  2. It’s More Efficient –  the line must be stopped for plastic bags to be torn open, which wastes time.
  3. It Ensures Items Will Be Recycled – At times, plastic bags filled with items may be pulled aside and ultimately thrown away.

Overall, when items are stored loose, it ensures workers are safe and items are recycled. No plastic bags should be included in the recycling bin – full or empty!