Single-stream recycling is awesome! Gone are the days where you have to separate recycling into 7 different bins; single-stream recycling allows you to put many different recyclables into a single curb-side bin.
Many counties across the state of Maryland have adopted a form of single-stream recycling, but specific guidelines vary from county to county. Not everything that is recyclable may be put into your curb-side bin. Your recycling is taken to a separation center much like this one. These centers cannot separate out certain recyclables and general trash. Therefore, putting non-recyclables into your curb-side bin can contaminate an entire batch of recycling.
Take a look at the chart below to understand those items most commonly accepted and not accepted, and check back weekly to learn more about your county’s specific guidelines.
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