Republic Services Launches Recycling Education Campaign in DFW
By Office of Communication
Posted on September 11, 2018, September 11, 2018


Republic Services is launching a recycling education campaign in the Dallas-Forth Worth market. The effort is designed to call attention to the high levels of contamination in residential recycling programs and to teach consumers how to be better recyclers.

Today, nearly a quarter of all materials delivered to Republic Services' recycling complex in Fort Worth are in fact not recyclable and the area's contamination rate hovers just under 30 percent. This means that items currently placed in recycling containers are either soiled with food or other residue, or should have been thrown away in the trash to begin with. That means items residents intended to recycle could be winding up in the landfill -but it doesn't have to be this way!

The Recycling Simplified campaign highlights three easy steps for residents:

  • Know What to Throw -Cardboard, paper, metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs.
  • Empty. Clean. Dry. -Keep all recyclables free of food and liquid.
  • Keep It Loose -Never bag your recyclables.
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