Why do I need to separate my materials?

The Recycling Division has been committed to multi stream recycling from the beginning. With the public’s help in keeping materials separated, we maintain trash and contamination rates well below industry averages, and we’re able to process and ship clean, high-grade commodities. Single stream recycling programs that combine materials together have much higher contamination rates that result in low-quality materials, which often must be downcycled or landfilled and are harder to sell.

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1. When does the Compost/Yard Waste Bin get picked up?
2. What items are prohibited at the Recycling Drop Off?
3. Does the Recycling Division pay for aluminum cans or other materials?
4. Why do I need to separate my materials?
5. Where can I recycle appliances or electronics?
6. Will my collection be cancelled due to bad weather?