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

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

LIDS
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.

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

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

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