Recycle Right in Morgan Hill

What is “Recycling Right”?

Did you know that most of the recycling collected in the U.S. goes to China to be recycled into new products? 

Recently, the Chinese government implemented new rules severely restricting the import of recycled plastics and recycled paper from the U.S. Previously, China has accepted 4 to 5 percent impurities in bales of recycled materials. Now, China will only accept bales containing less than 1 percent of those impurities.

It’s more important than ever to put only the right stuff into your recycling cart here in Morgan Hill. And it’s equally important to keep out the things that can’t be recycled. When the recycling is full of trash, the recyclables can’t be processed into new products…what a waste! Let's Recycle Right, Morgan Hill!

How to Recycle Right in Morgan Hill

Click here to see what is acceptable in Morgan Hill's recycling program.

Whatever Moves You...Recycle Right

In Morgan Hill, all kinds of people come together to create our dynamic community. We may express our interests and talents differently, but we all have a common need - a healthy environment! Check out these videos starring Santa Clara County residents as they share their joy of recycling to help inspire you to Recycle Right. 

Whatever moves you, Morgan Hill...Recycle Right!

Be Mindful...Recycle Right!
Get into the flow of your recycling practice! Learn what goes where and soon you'll be recycling right.
Get in the Groove...Recycle Right
Start a new groove - get into the habit of checking what's accepted in each cart before you throw something away!
It's a Slam Dunk! Recycle Right
It feels good to know you're getting the right stuff in your recycling cart. If you're unsure, check out our sorting guides.
Break it Down...Recycle Right
Did you know that cardboard boxes should always be flattened before recycling? Break it down first...break dancing is optional!
Ace It! Recycle Right
You can ace recycling with a little practice...start by knowing what is recyclable in Morgan Hill.