If I make a few mistakes, does that mean all my recycling will be landfilled?

No! We know that nobody’s perfect. If you stick to these rules of thumb (even if you forget any exceptions to the rule!), you’ll recycle right 95% of time, and that’s fantastic. When it comes to recycling, we all make mistakes sometimes, and that’s OK. Our state-of-the-art sorting system is designed to handle mistakes, but lately we’ve been getting A LOT of trash mixed with recycling. When trash levels in the recycling get too high and/or items that are very dangerous to our workers and our equipment wind up in the recycling, that’s when an entire load of recycling can be rejected and sent to the landfill.