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Contamination occurs when garbage or other similar items are disposed of improperly in the brown recycling container. When you are not sure whether an item is recyclable, check out the Recycle list Yes-No (PDF). You can also send an email to the Solid Waste and Recycling Manager, or discard questionable items in your green garbage container.
While plastic bags are recyclable, they are not accepted in Longview’s curbside program. There are two main reasons why plastic bags are not accepted:
To avoid contaminating your recyclable material, view the Recycle list Yes-No (PDF) for detailed information, or send an email to the Solid Waste and Recycling Manager if you have a specific recycling question.