The following contains the exact language (italicized) currently found in a standard commercial Waste Management contract specifically related to recycling services. In addition to excerpts from the contractual agreement, we will follow up with a plain-language interpretation.
Any material not specifically set forth above, including but not limited to foam, film plastics, plastic bags, napkins, tissue, paper towels, or paper that has been in contact with food, is unacceptable. [Plain English: If you put garbage into the recycling bin, the hauler will consider all of the material in that bin contaminated and most likely will attached a recycling contamination fee to your next invoice. These fees range from a few dollars up to $250! Bottom line, be sure what you are recycling is clean.]