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One in 5 recycling carts is filled with trash in Pflugerville

Post Date:01/25/2019 12:00 PM

recycle_smallContamination is averaging 19% in the current Pflugerville curbside recycling program. So when the Waste Connections recycle trucks pick up recycling citywide, this means that one in five recycling carts is collecting and transporting trash material that is not recyclable.

When there is trash in the recycle cart, that costs everyone money as it wastes fuel, truck time and driver time and lowers the value of the recyclables.  Please read the label on top of your recycling cart and include only those items that are permissible in your recycling carts. When in doubt, throw it in the trash cart. Sometimes people throw trash in the recycle cart because the trash cart is full. Don't forget that you can put up to six bags of trash or items next to your trash cart on your trash day. Please don't toss any trash in the recycle cart. For more information about recycling, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/recycle.