1. This goes to the heart of recycling – nothing gets recycled until it gets turned into new product and purchased. So while it may seem a bit removed, purchasing materials with recycled content is a great way to ensure long-term stability of recycling programs. Look for post-consumer recycled content in the products you buy – the higher the percentage, the better.
2. Follow the rules. Containers should be clean and empty, and cardboard should be flattened. Place all items loose into your recycling roll cart, dumpster or drop-site container (no bags). Caps can be left on, tape does not have to be removed.