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What goes where in New York?

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about 75% of the waste produced in the US is recyclable; yet the actual recycling rate is only 34%.

And the average recycling contamination rate is 25%. It means that 1 in every 4 items thrown in the recycling bin is actually not recyclable.

Contamination has a huge impact on the cost and quality of recycling. Everything contaminated can not be recycled and becomes garbage.


So let's focus on what goes where and what you can recycle!