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111 East 6th Avenue, Emporia, KS
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
No! Plastic bags are damaging to the equipment used to process recyclable materials. The only exception to this is shredded paper. Shredded paper may be placed in a clear plastic bag and tied closed. Please return your plastic grocery bags to Dillon’s, Walmart, JC Penney, or any participating plastic bag take-back locations.
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First and foremost, when this happens, it contaminates other similar materials during the sorting and processing phase, lowers the overall quality of recyclables, and results in fines to our city if acceptable contamination rates are exceeded.
When trash is found in the recycling cart, you will receive a notice on your cart. Continuous use of the recycling cart for trash items will result in the removal of the recycling cart.