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Posted on: May 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Waste Management Reminds Citizens To Recycle Right

Village of Westmont
Date Issued: May 10, 2018

When it comes to recycling, one wrong item in the recycling bin can spoil an entire batch of otherwise good materials.  Changing expectations for recycling world-wide have made it even more important that guidelines for acceptable recycling materials be followed.  To ensure that quality material is recycled, follow these guidelines provided by Waste Management for your curbside recycling:

  • Metal Cans
  • Plastic Bottles & Containers
  • Paper
  • Paper Cardboard, Dairy & Juice Containers
  • Flattened Cardboard & Paperboard
  • Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags and film (may be recycled at Jewel stores)
  • Styrofoam containers and cups
  • Hangers
  • Hazardous waste
  • Medical waste

  • Do NOT bag your recyclables - place items directly in your recycling tote
  • Paper and cardboard must be dry and free of food debris
  • Tissues, paper towels or other paper that has been in contact with food is NOT acceptable
  • Remove food and caps from cans and plastic and make sure all containers are empty

Waste Management has compiled many resources to promote successful recycling on their website

To learn more about additional local recycling and waste disposal programs, visit the village website at


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director
Public Information Officer

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