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Recycling has become so ingrained in our lifestyle habits that many of us are trying to recycle materials that we think are or might be recyclable, but which in fact are not. This is what is known as “Wish Cycling”, putting things in the recycling container that we HOPE are recyclable. An example of this might be to put a plastic toy in the recycling cart since plastic bottles are accepted in our program. Plastic toys end up contaminating the plastics and get thrown away after being separated for the other recyclables.
The fact is that some recycling actions make a bigger impact than others. Please remember these three basic rules the next time you recycle:
Go to AnokaCounty.us/Recycle for options.
In Blaine’s curbside recycling program we currently ONLY ACCEPT:
Leave these out, since they...
If you think something is recyclable and it is not on this list, please put it in your trash.
By keeping our recycling free of contaminants, we make it easier to sort and send to market, which keeps all of our costs down.
When in doubt, throw it out.