Recycling is good. Unfortunately, it’s also expensive. The Winters Bros. team wants to educate you by offering the latest news about recycling. We also offer some simple recycling tips to make recycling better. To learn more about the changing world of recycling, industry news and trends, click on these links to news articles and information about the current challenges in recycling.

California has a recycling crisis. The only way to solve it is to stop making so much trash

6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

US starting trade war over National Sword

General info on national sword

Recycling wrong at home

Consumer faces higher price

Only receiving 10% of sales after China’s demand

Recent changes in the recycling process — namely new guidelines being enforced by China, a major importer of recyclable materials created in the U.S. – is causing the cost of recycling to increase.

Tips for Good Recycling

Being a good recycler is important. At work and at home, if you’re not careful when recycling, you could be preventing tons and tons of materials from ever seeing a second life. That’s right, just one non-recyclable item can spoil an entire batch of otherwise good materials.
We need to work together to make recycling work.

Follow these tips:

  • Don’t contaminate good recyclables.
  • Keep recyclables dry.
  • Rinse out all containers.


  • Metal Cans – steel, tin and aluminum soda, vegetable cans, and tuna cans. (rinse clean and dry)
  • Plastic Bottles and Containers
  • Paper and cardboard – dry and free of food debris
  • Paper Brown paper bags, office paper, newspaper, magazines


  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam cups and containers
  • Hangers
  • Medical waste – do not place medical waste (needles, catheters or lancets) into recycling containers.
  • Tissues, paper towels or other paper that has been in contact with food is not acceptable.

We update this site regularly, so check back for the latest information related to the quality of our recycling stream.

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