Mojave Desert & Mountan Recycling Authority

Residential Recycling Guide

Lesson 4

Are You A Waste Wizard?

Test your waste knowledge by dragging the items below into the correct trash and recycle containers.
Putting the wrong items in your trash or recycle containers can cause major problems at the Material Recovery Facility. Household trash, clothing and stretchy plastic get wrapped around equipment and create hazardous working conditions for employees. Dirt, yard waste and food contaminates otherwise clean recyclables which reduces the quality of the recyclable material. Keep workers safe and recyclables clean by making sure you recycle right!

*Please be advised that due to changing State of California law, food scraps and yard waste may begin to be placed in a separate container for composting or anaerobic digestion. More information will be made available to residents within your city/town as it becomes available. For now, continue to place food scraps and yard waste in your trash or home compost.*

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