volume of trash mixed with recycling is at an all-time high and this is
creating serious problems for the entire recycling industry. The buyers of
recycling materials at home and abroad are demanding much higher levels of
quality. This is prompted by new policies in China, which have banned
certain materials and set contamination levels at less than 1%.
Because of these significant
market changes, we are intensely focused on increasing quality to ensure
the long-term sustainability of our recycling programs.
When trash, food, liquids and other non-recyclable
items (contamination) end up in your recycling, they can ruin an
entire load of good recyclable materials. Contaminated recyclables can't be
reused for new products - they must be picked out and disposed
instead. Plastic bags, wires, hoses and other tanglers get stuck
in our machinery and bring operations to a halt while workers cut them
off. Contamination raises recycling costs back to the HOA. We currently Contract at $12.12 per door due to the buying power of your HOA. Saving you almost 128% over normal costs.
need your active, ongoing help to keep recycling sustainable. Please
ensure your recycling stream is clean and free of contaminants. Follow
these three easy rules:
#1: Recycle clean bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard