Many of us take our trash and recycling out the night before it will be picked up to ensure that But if it’s raining, does the rain affect the quality of recycling or its ability to even be recycled? Unfortunately, the answer for some commodities is “yes”.we remember to take it out and so we get it out before the truck comes on our service day.
Rain on material like aluminum, metal, plastic, and glass doesn’t pose any type of problem. Cardboard and paper are a very different story.
Most buyers of commodities allow a certain percentage of variance on moisture in paper and cardboard, with anything beyond those levels being deducted from the total weight of the bale.
Sorting becomes a problem with wet paper and cardboard as well. Considering that sorting process a faster-paced system, paper or cardboard that sticks together or to other materials slows down the whole process. If the material is too wet, the whole recycling load could be rejected.
For best results in rainy conditions, place your recycling out as late as possible to still get service. This will ensure that all of your time and effort to sort out recycling does not go to waste.
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