OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Proper recycling techniques help diminish contamination and ease the inspection and sorting process of recyclables upon arrival to waste management facilities.
The easiest way to recycle right is to follow three easy steps for all containers: empty, clean, and dry.
"Empty free of food and liquids, scrape out all your food out of jars, and dry paper and cardboard," advises Leticia Jauregui of California Waste Solutions.
Oakland Recycles is a partnership with the City of Oakland and CA Waste Solutions and Waste Management. In the video above, Jauregui discusses the proper way to recycle old and unused household items, including COVID-19 cleaning supplies.
Here are a few tips and facts for deciding what belongs in the recycling bin or trash:
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