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Candy Wrappers & Recycling Right

Recycle right

‘Contamination’ - anything in the recycling stream that doesn't belong there - is still the #1 barrier to recycling programs in Texas and can dramatically increase the cost of recycling for your community.

Contamination is caused by confusion about what is recyclable and how.

How does Contamination hurt recycling?

Items like clothing, shoes, and broken toys slow the whole process down.

Items like hoses, cords, batteries, and propane tanks, can actually damage machinery or start a fire.

Food waste and liquids can ruin the value of recyclables like paper, cardboard and metals. 

How to help:

Check the signs every time, and make sure you know what you can throw
in the recycling bin before you throw it. 

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NO CANDY OR WRAPPERS

Candy wrappers are not recyclable in regular curbside recycling, and candy can actually stick to, melt on, and ruin the value of the recyclables in your bin. 

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TexasRecyclesDay.org is managed by the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR).

All of STAR's work is made possible by our members and Mission Partners

pioneer partners



ANCHOR partners

ADVOCATE partners  

The Woodlands GREEN

Office Interiors Group

The Woodlands Township

Commodity Recycling Solutions

Organix Recycling

FCC Environmental Services

Universal Recycling Technologies


Texas Tech University

University of Texas at Austin

Integrated Waste Solutions Group

Atlas Organics

Travis County

Himes Service Company

NewGen Strategies & Solutions LLC


Goodwill Industries of San Antonio

City of San Marcos

CPS Energy

Champion Waste & Recycling

Texas State University

Liberty Tire Recycling

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This effort was inspired in part by the success of the North Texas Know What to Throw campaign, which was prepared in cooperation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments through grant funds from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. More info and resources at TimeToRecycle.com


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PO Box 142274
Austin, TX 78714

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