DON’T LET YOUR RECYCLING BIN GET REJECTED!!

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If you’re still not recycling correctly, now is the time to get your bin in order. Starting November 1st, recycling bins and set-outs that do not follow the guidelines for Tompkins County will receive Rejection stickers and be left at the curb uncollected. This measure will ensure that Tompkins County continues to produce clean, high quality recyclables with low contamination that don’t get rejected by recycling markets. Making sure that your recycling gets collected is easy, and information about what is accepted in your curbside bin can be found at RecycleTompkins.org and in the Curbside Recycling Guidelines for Tompkins County brochure. Some of the most common mistakes residents make include putting plastic bags and film, Styrofoam electronics, and garbage in the recycling bin. Any plastic items must include a number 1, 2, or 5 recycling symbol to be accepted. In the event that a bin does get rejected at the curb, residents can make corrections and then either try again on their next collection day, or bring their recycling directly to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center at 160 Commercial Ave in Ithaca.