Medford residents are still getting used to the new recycling guidelines and I know they can be complicated and hard to remember. One thing I've noticed people do is put their recycling in a plastic bag and then put the whole bag in the recycling bin. Unfortunately, this contaminates the recyclables that Medford collects.
Please do not put pastic bags in the new Waste Management recycle bins.
This holds true for bags with chasing arrows, bags that are "designed" to hold recyclables or supermarket bags. If your style is to collect your recycling in a plastic bag, don't tie it off and put it in the bin with your recycling. Empty the bag directly into your recycling cart and then re-use it.
For more information on Medford's recycling program, see the recycling page on the City of Medford website.
For tips on teaching toddlers to recycle check out this post on my green living blog.