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Why can't we recycle glass in our curbside program?
Glass is not accepted in curbside or commercial co-mingled recycling. If glass were to break in the curbside container, during transit, or during the sorting process, the shards from glass mix in with the recyclable paper. These shards of glass cause problems for paper recyclers and can make the mixed paper or cardboard unrecyclable.Clear glass is not currently accepted at Yakima County Landfills for recycling.

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1. Is curbside recycling available to me?
2. Why can't we recycle glass in our curbside program?
3. Why can we not recycle glass in Yakima County?
4. How do I recycle my CFL’s and fluorescent tubes?
5. Where do I recycle an old TV?
6. Where do I recycle an old computer?
7. Can I recycle shredded paper?
8. Do the labels need to come off when I recycle my bottles and steel/tin cans?
9. Do I need to remove the caps from my soda bottles and milk jugs?
10. Does Yakima County sell compost?
11. I was charged an Unsecured Load Fee at my last trip to the landfill, what is this?
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