Cans Paper Waste Glass

Recycling is a minefield, mostly because the rules for accepted materials differ wildly between cities, and often even between facilities within a city. Requiring users to scrutinize bottles for recessed markings like #2 HDPE (and carefully discarding #4 LDPE) causes lower rates of participation. Not to mention that people get it wrong anyway.

Fully commingled recycling makes more sense in almost every way.


Anonymous said...

Oakville is fully commingled. Except that they don't allow plastic bags - those have to be brought back to the grocery store for recycling.

Joe said...

Not to mention beer bottles, that have to go back to Brewers Retail.

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