Why Should I recycle?

Recycling is a valuable practice for communities because recyclables have value. Materials can be sold for profit and can generate a cost saving by avoiding tipping fees at the landfill. Recycling creates jobs many times as the materials move through our economy. Using recycled materials to create new products saves energy and money.

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1. Why Should I recycle?
2. Why can't I put out all my recycling into one container?
3. Do I have to wash recyclables?
4. Do I have to remove lids?
5. This plastic tub has a Number 1 on it. Why can't I recycle it with the bottles?
6. I know it isn't on the sign, but can't I just put it in there anyway?
7. Why Can't I put any "plastic" in the recycling container?
8. Where are the recycling numbers located?
9. Why can't I recycle non-corrugated cartons (cereal, soda and beer cartons) with cardboard?
10. The sign says "Plastic Bottles" but I see aluminum cans in there. Can I put cans in there too?
11. Where can I recycle in Otero County?
12. If I can't recycle it here, where can I recycle it?
13. How can I help?