Question: Why is it important to separate my recycling items and to rinse out plastic bottles/cans?

Answer: We have a unique program here at Tucson Recycling & Waste Services at the Catalina Transfer Station. Our motto is, “Let’s do it right!” when it comes to recycling. We offer a free recycling program to Catalina, SaddleBrooke, Oro Valley and Marana residents, but it is important for everyone to do their part. One person can contaminate the entire recycling process making it so that everything then needs to be taken to the landfill rather than recycled.

Here are a few guidelines to make your recycling trip a success: Follow all directions at the recycling center. Flatten all cardboard. Cardboard must be clean with no food waste. Wet waste can contaminate good recycling loads, - make sure to discard all food waste appropriately.

We look forward to helping the communities we serve make a difference as we go green by recycling the right way. If you have any questions about the guidelines; please call 520-623-7300.

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