We take off the really hard plastic tops (milk cans, juice bottles, soda bottles) as it creates undue wear and tear on the machines that process the recycleable plastics.........that is what it said when I got my recycle bucket. T
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Thanks, Sarah........that is sort of my reasoning. Everytime I go to wash something for the recycle bucket I think "Am I doing more harm than good, here?" Is it better to waste the water or throw it into the landfill? T
You know how when you try wash something off that has been crusted on for days it is a pain in the butt? All of that crap that gets left on before it gets recycled is really hard to get off. So the stuff that isnt clean doesnt always get recycled, even if it is put in recycle bins.
So I would say that you are not wasting anything by cleaning your recyclables!
The only way to get to the end of the journey is by taking small steps all along the way.
I have to wash everything because I keep it in a closed (on the porch) till i can drive to the recycling plant. We do not have collection of recycleables. But as silksiren, I use water from dishes I am washing. Although I do have a dishwasher, there are things i wash by hand...
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I do a quick cold rinse before I put it in my small bucket inside and when that's full I put it in the large recycling can outside, sooner if it stinks. If it's soups or sauces, I use filtered water to rinse and at it to the pot.
I do it simply because our recycle bin is near the kitchen and I don't want the rotten food smell. I also do it so that they're not attractive to wild animals, who might get their heads stuck trying to lick them clean.
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