Why do I need to separate my materials?

The Recycling Division is committed to responsible recycling. With the public's help in keeping materials separated, our program has contamination rates that are well below industry averages. This also enables the program to locally process and ship recycling material direct to mills.

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1. What items are prohibited in City recycling programs?
2. Does the Recycling Division pay for aluminum cans or other materials?
3. Why do I need to separate my materials?
4. Where can I recycle appliances or electronics?
5. Where can I take hazardous material?
6. Will my curbside collection be cancelled due to bad weather?