Recycling Contamination Reduction Program Information
The Village along with Waste Management and SWALCO are
asking Round Lake Beach residents to help keep unacceptable materials such as
plastic bags and plastic wrap out of your recycling carts. Beginning July
23, Waste Management and SWALCO will be placing informational tags on your
recycling cart. We ask that you help by following three simple rules when
putting the things in your recycling cart.
1. Recycle all bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.
2. Keep food and liquids out of the recycling.
3. Empty recyclables directly into your recycling cart – No
If you find a red tag on your recycling cart that means that
we found contaminants in your recycling. The collection truck driver will
note on the red tag what materials are not acceptable. The driver will
then collect the contents of the recycling cart. The following week your
recycling cart will once again be checked to verify that you are no longer
placing contaminants in with your recycling. If contaminants continue to
be found, your cart will again be red tagged and the contents of the cart will
not be collected. Contaminated recycling will then be picked up on your
next regular service day provided that the unacceptable materials have been
removed from the recycling cart. For more information on how to Recycle
Right please review the links provided below.
Recycle Right Recycle Often