What is Recycle Right Morgantown?

It is a City initiative to clean up our curbside recycling bins. Currently, about 30% of what goes in curbside recycling bins is contamination in other words, its stuff that is trash! Contamination in curbside recycling could send entire truckloads of contaminated recycled material to the landfill, instead of going to make new products. Contamination is a nationwide problem and your help is the solution!

How Will It Work?

EducateA Recycle Right Morgantown Recycling Guide will be mailed to you in a MUB bill. You can also download a guide here! Guides are also available at: City Hall, 430 Spruce St, Public Safety Building, Morgantown Public Library.

Direct feedback  Starting in August 2020, We will check curbside recycling bins for contamination, ahead of the recycling truck in several Morgantown Neighborhoods Contaminated bins will get an “Oops” tag with 1 or more checked boxes marked for 6 types of contamination. Check out our FAQs for more information.  

Giving people direct feedback on how they are recycling has the best chance of changing behavior and teaching people how to Recycle Right! We need your help for this important part of the initiative! 

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