posted 05/12/2019 3:34pm
Please Keep Contamination out of Recycling Carts:
Over the last few weeks, GFL has been spot checking recycling carts for contamination. Contamination occurs when non-recyclables are placed in the carts which can include anything from food waste to plastic bags. Last week, 9 out of 10 carts were contaminated and this week, 10 out of 10 carts were contaminated.
Recycling loads with contamination are rejected from the recycling facility. Canton is asking residents to be vigilant in their recycling efforts by keeping contamination out of recycling carts.
Not adhering to the recycling guidelines, along with the poor materials markets, is having a negative impact on recycling nationwide. Residents should ONLY place clean, acceptable materials in their recycling cart. Failure to comply with Canton's guidelines will impact our program going forward through increased rates, restricted materials lists, temporary recycling bans, or a combination of any of these.
To view a list of what is and is not accepted in your recycling cart visit https://www.canton-mi.org/230/Automated-Recycling