In most communities, you're given two trash receptacles -- one for recycling and one for actual garbage. Ever wonder what happens if you decide to not recycle and use both for trash? If a recycling container (full of trash) is picked up, it can contaminate an entire load of recyclables. Not only does this potentially divert a whole truck of recyclables to the landfill, but it can also cost you money. Many trash companies notice misuse of bins and will bill you for the additional trash and inconvenience of contaminating a load of recyclables.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION