The first step before your containers (jugs and drums) can be accepted for recycling is to thoroughly rinse all residues from the containers immediately after use. Only dry, properly rinsed containers are accepted at collection sites.
Why is proper rinsing important?
- It is required by law.
- It gives you full value for your product dollar.
- Properly rinsed containers are classified as clean, solid waste.
How do you make sure your containers are properly rinsed? First, read the product label. Then follow the procedures for rinsing containers (jugs) and drums.