Empty & Dry

Shake It Out

Keep your recycling clean!

Containers with liquid or food can spoil everyone’s recycling in a collection truck.
Gunk on plastic makes it less likely to get recycled.

hand emptying glass soda bottle

1. Shake It Out

Shake or wipe liquid or food out of containers.
(No need to rinse them.)

recycling container with recyclables

2. Dry

Let them dry right side up in your recycling bin.