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Debunking Recycling Myths

Myth: You need to remove all labels before recycling glass, plastic or aluminum containers. 
Fact: You do not need to remove the labels on glass, plastic or aluminum containers. The heat generated in the manufacturing process removes the labels. 

Myth: You must remove your beverage container cap before recycling. 
Fact: Caps and lids can be recycled too. Because caps can slip off conveyor belts during the recycling process, empty the bottle, cap it, and toss into the recycling bin. 

Myth: You are required to remove staples, labels and stickers from paper before recycling. 
Fact: You do not need to remove staples, labels or stickers from paper products. The material is removed during the recycling process.