The Recycling Nazis Are Not Happy With You

Many Canadians are recycling wrong, and it’s costing us millions

Canadians are throwing too much garbage in their blue bins, sometimes out of laziness or ignorance, but sometimes with the best of intentions. And it’s costing recycling programs millions of dollars a year.

Even a few spoonfuls of peanut butter left in a jar can contaminate a tonne of paper and make it unmarketable — destined for the dump. Same for that glob of yogurt left in the bottom of the container.

“It’s shameful, it’s awful.

Thought I was kidding about that Nazi thing didn’t you?