Most of us have a "single-stream" recycling program, where items like glass bottles, tin and aluminum cans, cardboard boxes and paperboard are all commingled together and sorted at the recycling facility after collection. One way to make sure your recyclables are actually recycled is to prevent recyclable paper products from getting wet. In order to be recycled, paper products must remain as dry as possible. So if the forecast is calling for rain on the day of pickup, remove those paper items and just send out the rest. When the weather is clear, throw them back in.
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