Recycle Right®

WM Is Your Recycling Partner

WM Is Your Recycling Partner

Three Basic Rules

Empty plastic bottle, can of orange soda, cardboard, and newspaper inside green triangle.
RULE 1

Recycle bottles, cans, paper and cardboard

Banana peel and orange slice inside red hexagon.
RULE 2

Keep food and liquid out of your recycling

White plastic bag inside red hexagon.
RULE 3

No loose plastic bags and no bagged recyclables

Together for Tomorrow: WM + Repreve

Together for Tomorrow: WM + Repreve

Together for Tomorrow: WM + Repreve

Learn how we work together with Repreve for a sustainable tomorrow.

Become a Recycling Expert

STEP 1

Grab Two Containers

Whether you use new containers, repurposed boxes or reusable bags, set your recycling container next to the trash bin — this works for recycling in several rooms in your home or at work.
STEP 2

Label Both Containers

Download and print Recycling and Trash labels in the Recycling Resources section and place them on each container to ensure the right items go into the right bins.
STEP 3

Start Recycling

Remember, recycling right is as easy as recycling clean bottles, cans, paper and cardboard. Download posters from the Recycling Resources section and put on your refrigerator or place them by the recycling bins at home and work.
STEP 4

Plastic Bags: Recycling's Nemesis

Plastic bags can shut down an entire recycling plant, so don’t toss loose plastic bags into your curbside recycling bin and never bag your recyclables. Empty loose recyclable items directly into the bin.
STEP 5

Better Together

Recycling is easy and convenient — toss your clean and dry bottles, cans, paper and cardboard together in your recycling container. Empty smaller bins used throughout your home or business into your large recycling bin — and remember to free your recyclables — no plastic bags.
STEP 6

Keep It Up

The easiest way to be an avid recycler is to make a commitment to recycle the right way, every day. Once you get into that groove, you’ll find recycling seamlessly integrates into your everyday life. Then go and share your passion for recycling with family and friends, and make purchase choices based on recyclability.

Our Position on Plastic

Our Position on Plastic