Single-sort Recycling Program Clarifications
April 25, 2016
Recycling containers and moving
April 25, 2016

Items in Mandan Recycling Causing Problems

A common unacceptable item showing up in containers is plastic grocery bags. Although technically recyclable, the single-sort system is not able to separate the bags on the conveyor belt at the material recovery facility. Most grocery stores accept plastic bags for recycling. Other unacceptable items appearing in recycling containers to date include styrofoam, clothes hangers, and pet waste.