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What is TexasRecyclesDay.org?
A statewide campaign for recycling outreach, launched in November 2021, scheduled around how Texans live, work, and recycle regularly.
Contamination is still the #1 barrier to recycling programs in Texas.
Contamination is caused by confusion about what is recyclable and how.
By harmonizing and standardizing outreach across the state, we can make a big impact on recycling in Texas.
3 Ways to Participate
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"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 to recycle it.
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 Keep Our Resources Valuable?
Check the signs every time, make sure you know what you can throw
in the recycling bin before you throw it, and keep all recycling empty, clean, and dry.
If you have access to recycling,
If you're not sure,
If you don't have access to recycling at work, home, or school, you can
Learn more about how to #RecycleRight
TimetoRecycle.com from the NCTCOG
Know What to Throw Quiz from the NTCOG
Recycling Resources from the US EPA
Recycling Basics from the US EPA
Free Recycling Programs
100+ Brand Partnership Programs with Terracycle
Ink & Toner Cartridge Recycling with Office Depot
Battery Recycling with Call2Recycle