This charge is a per occurrence charge per yard or per ton/metric ton for Commercial and Roll-off customers.
Recycling contamination happens when trash ruins otherwise good recyclables. For example, food or liquids placed in recycling will saturate paper and cardboard. Once contaminated, these recyclables can no longer be recycled, and they become trash. By recycling right and focusing on the quality of material, our customers are helping to save energy, reduce water pollution, reduce water consumption, preserve natural resources and create jobs.