Recycling in Roanoke City - A Quiz
True or False? (For Roanoke, Virginia, as of June 2020. Recycling is not uniform across the USA and things change constantly.)

Test your knowledge of the single-stream recycling program run by the Recycling and Disposal Solutions plant in the City of Roanoke.

If you have any questions or concerns about recycling in Roanoke, send us a message at sustainable.roanoke@gmail.com.

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The RDS (Recycling and Disposal Solutions) is not a recycling facility. *
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As long as my stuff has the recycling symbol, it's ok for me to put it in the bright blue bin for recycling. *
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Only #1 and #2 plastics are accepted for recycling by the RDS. All other plastics get sent to the landfill if tossed into the bright blue bin. *
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Tetra packs like the ones in the photo are accepted by the RDS for recycling. *
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It doesn't matter if my recyclables are dirty because they are all going to be melted down. *
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The RDS collects glass for recycling, but right now glass is not being recycled. *
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If my plastics are #1 or #2, they will all get recycled through the RDS. *
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When in doubt, I should toss my waste into the bright blue bin for recycling. If something is not recyclable, it will be picked by humans or a computer during sorting. *
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I should never put my recyclables in plastic bags. Putting them in a paper bag is ok. But the best way to put recyclables in the bright blue bin is tossing them in loose! *
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Since cat food and tuna cans are made of metal, they are acceptable at the RDS. *
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