Important Reminder about Paper Recycling and Rainy Weather
While moisture poses a problem for paper and cardboard, some rain on recyclables does not make them unrecyclable.
It is important to make sure paper and cardboard are kept dry to protect their recyclability. The best way to protect paper recycling is to use a recycling bin with a lid.
In addition, residents should try to be mindful of the weather and be strategic on placement of their recyclables on rainy pickup days. This might mean putting recycling out closer to pick up time. Paper recycling processors agree that despite the best intentions, some recycling will get wet.
Residents should not throw out their recycling if it gets wet as some moisture is expected in recycling.