Why does clean recycling matter?

Stoneham's recycling is not as clean as it should be. Plastic bags continue to be the number one problem. Plastic bags bind up machinery at the sorting facility, which decreases efficiency, increases costs, and creates a safety risk to workers.

Casella has released an educational video highlighting the problems and how everyone can do their part to keep their costs down and improve worker safety.

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1. Why does clean recycling matter?
2. How does recycling contamination impact me?
3. What rule of thumb should I follow?
4. Where can I find more information on what to recycle?
5. Is there a simple chart I can print out as a reminder?