Recent changes in the international recycling industry have resulted in depressed markets for the resale of certain recycled items, particularly plastics. The proceeds from the resale of plastics are used to offset our operating costs and hold down your property taxes. For that reason, it is more important than ever that our recycling material contain little or no contamination. Therefore, please click here to see exactly which materials are recyclable -- https://lmsanitation.org/residential-services
Your recycling will NOT be picked up if it is stored in plastic bags, or if there are any plastic bags mixed in with your recyclables. If you have been using plastic bags to contain recyclables because the recycling bins are not large enough, we suggest you consider using a larger container. The Sanitation Commission sells 48 gallon, wheeled containers for this purpose. The container can be purchased at the Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center. Photos of the containers we sell can be viewed here -- https://lmsanitation.org/items-for-purchase
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