Casella will no longer accept anything in the recycle toters that is in a plastic bag. If you bag your recycling in the house, empty the bag into the Casella toter, then reuse the bag or put it into the trash.
Casella employees have been instructed to leave the recycling with the customer if it looks like it is contaminated. That means, if there’s a plastic bag in the recycle toter, it won’t be emptied.
If it’s already on the truck, the scale house and tip-floor attendants will be alerted and the entire truck of material will be considered trash, and the tonnage is added to our disposal cost.