Most people know not to put oily pizza boxes in the recycling bin, but did you know not to put paper cups used for fast-food sodas and soft drinks in recycling?
If they are wet (soggy) or food stained they can’t be recycled. Only dry clean paper products can be put in recycling.
The same goes for construction waste. Wood, sheetrock and other materials removed from home construction projects or leftover from remodels cannot be recycled.
Keeping our recycling bins uncontaminated keeps the percentage of recycled waste high and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills.