How can I be a better recycler?

Recycling can be really easy. You can, but do not have to get caught up in the granular details of what is recyclable. It's better to err on the side of not including contamination as that can actually lead to fewer items being ultimately recycled as whole loads can be spoiled at times by contaminants. Stick with what you know -- bottles, cans, milk jugs, paper and cardboard, and you'll be an extremely effective recycler!

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1. What happens to recyclables I put in my blue cart?
2. I heard all recycling is now going to the landfill. Is that true?
3. Some communities aren't recycling anymore. Will this happen in Durham?
4. How can I be a better recycler?
5. What do Durham residents recycle the most?
6. What items are worth the most?
7. Can you start collecting recycling every week instead of every two weeks?