In an effort to conserve resources and preserve space in the landfill, the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, has launched the Dirty Dozen Recycling Campaign, which will educate the public about what and how to recycle. The phrase “dirty dozen” represents the non-recyclable items that are currently being thrown into recycling bins, such as plastic bags, aluminum foil and grass trimmings.
The challenge will take place over the course of the next year, and it will strongly focus on helping to reduce the amount of contaminated materials that are currently being selected and transported to Republic Services’ Recycling Center.
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Today, the City of Corpus Christi launched the “Dirty Dozen Recycling Campaign,” to educate the public about what and how to recycle to help conserve resources and preserve space in the landfill.
Aluminum foil, plastic bags, grass trimmings, and branches are just a few of the dirty dozen items that are incorrectly being placed in recycling bins.
“We’re noticing a lot of contaminations, so we want to tell them, now that you’ve been doing this for a while, let’s talk about what doesn’t go in there,” said Celina Pulcher, Program Outreach Coordinator for the City of Corpus Christi Waste Management Department.