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Roanoke, VA -- Due to recent changes in the recycling market, higher standards have been implemented nationally for recycling. As a result, the City of Roanoke’s recycling vendor, Recycling Disposal Solutions (RDS), is no longer accepting Plastics #3 through #7. In addition to eliminating those items from our single-stream recycling collection, it is also very important to reduce overall recycling contamination. Recycling contamination is what happens when an item that isn’t recyclable winds up in the recycling bin. Contamination can lead to the rejection of the recycled materials, which may result in additional expenses for the city.
Recycle these items:
DO NOT recycle these items:
Thank you for your help and participation!
If you have questions about whether an item is acceptable for recycling, please call 540-853-2000 and select Option 1.