Recycling Do's and Dont's
Make sure your recyclables are always clean and dry, are larger than a credit card, and are never bagged. Always check on our app to find out if something is recyclable as well as your recycling center.
3 Golden Rules
These rules are the bare minimum you need to know to start recycling and while they are simple and easy to follow, they account for a large majority of the mistakes most people make.
Clean and Dry
First, rinse the item and and make sure it is completely clean and then let it air dry so that there is, at most, a teaspoon of water inside. These is to prevent contamination in the recycling process when the materials are repurposed.
Not too Small
Always keep recyclable items larger than a credit card to ensure they do not get stuck in the recycling moving machinery. Some items, such as shredded paper, can be recycled so check your recycling facility for their requirements.
Never Bag Them
If you do not do this, it may come as a surprise that many people bag recyclables before putting them in the bin. Never do this because many recycling facilities will simply throw out the entire bag.
Check our App for Recycling Info
With a constantly growing database of items, the Cleaner Together app is the best resource to find out if something is recyclable. You can search you item manually through our easy to use, alphabetized list, search for it with our powerful and modern search bar, or best of all scan it with with our state of the art scanner which uses artificial intelligence to find out what your item is. We are even working on a feature where you can find specific recycling information based on your zip code.