Food debris can cause odors and bacteria.  Contamination may cause materials to be rejected and landfilled.

Save yourself and the recycling center space by flattening cans and plastic.  

Lids; Plastic lids can be left on bottles going to the Rumpke drop off bins.  Loose plastic lids are not accepted.  Plastic lids are not accepted at Sims Recycling.

Ask your center how they would like items separated.  Each center sends materials to different processors and they each have different requirements.

Store and transport recyclables in reusable containers.  The drop offs and Sims Recycling cannot accept recyclables in plastic bags.

If you cannot recycle a package, look for an alternative product packaged in a recyclable container.