Please remember, and let your renters know, that plastic bags are not allowed in the recycling carts. Do not put your recyclables in a plastic trash bag before putting them in the cart. If your recycling cart has plastic bags in it, it will not be picked up by Waste Management because it is considered contaminated. Public Works ends up having to empty the recycling cart and take all of the contents to the landfill. So if you must use plastic bags, put them in the garbage cart, not the recycling cart.