Valley Collection & Recycling wants its customers to be fully
aware of limitations on the recyclability of certain items accepted
under this program. West Valley is committed to composting as
many items as possible and offers customers some of the most comprehensive
recycling programs available in the United States. Many food service
wares (cups, plates, utensils, etc ...) on the market today indicate
they are "compostable" or "biodegradable"
and may even carry a 3rd party biodegradability certification.
Unfortunately many of these products do not compost completely
or consistently in commercial composting facilities. Other items,
such as waxed cardboard or thin wax or plastic film coated paper
products may seem compostable, but unfortunately, they don't always
fully break down in commercial composting operations.
West Valley Collection & Recycling strives to expand the list
of acceptable materials in all of its collection programs whenever
possible and will continue to expand and adapt the list of acceptable
items when new products become available.