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Recycle Plastic: Empty, Clean and Dry

Image: Recyclable Plastic Tubs, Jugs, and ContainersReady to recycle your rigid plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs? Great! But please remember we need them EMPTY, CLEAN and DRY before you put them in your curbside bin for collection.

Why? Food or liquid residue can contaminate other recyclables in the collection truck or at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where your recyclables are sorted (and compacted into bales) and then shipped to businesses to be made into new products.

To learn more about recycling and what products are accepted curbside in the High Desert and Mountain communities visit our website at

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