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Dirty containers

Disposal options

dirty peanut butter jar with food stuck on the inside and a red "X" through it

  • Containers must be rinsed clean before placing in your recycling bin or cart.
  • Containers that cannot be rinsed clean should be placed in the trash.



There are real people who sort the items you place in a recycling bin; dirty containers make their job gross. They also reduce the amount that we can earn from the sale of other recycling items.