Containers, especially those that contained food or liquid, should be rinsed prior to placing into the yellow lid bin. Recyclables are sorted at the Materials Recovery Facility into different types, before being baled and sent to a factory for further processing.
To reduce the potential of contamination occurring due to rotting contents in containers, please rinse your containers before placing them into the recycling bin. This also ensures a safer working environment for workers that encounter your recyclables.
Use your leftover dishwashing water to give your recyclables a quick rinse before placing them in the yellow lid bin.