Does my recycling actually get recycled?

Yes! Items from your blue cart are taken to the Pratt Recycling Facility, located at ECO-W.E.R.C.S. Resource Recovery Park, where they are sorted and sold to manufacturers who make them into new products. In fact, from the moment you drop your cardboard or paper into your cart, it is made into a brand new 100-percent recycled cardboard box within two weeks.

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1. Why can’t I recycle plastic bags curbside?
2. Why can’t I recycle Styrofoam?
3. Should I take the caps off or leave them on my water bottle to recycle them?
4. Do I need to rinse before I put things in the recycling cart?
5. Does my recycling actually get recycled?
6. What do I do with broken plates and other items?
7. How do I get rid of extra bags of trash that won’t fit in my trash container?
8. How do I set up trash service?
9. How can I request a replacement trash or recycling cart?
10. How should I place my cart on the curb for pickup?
11. How should I properly store my trash and recycling carts?
12. Can someone assist me with getting my cart to the curb for collection?