Although operator oversights may occasionally occur, following are the most common reasons:
• It was not placed out on time.
• It is blocked by a vehicle or other obstruction.
• The container is overweight or there is an excessive amount of debris.
• There are items in the recycling container that are not recyclable. Common examples include Styrofoam, pizza boxes, and grocery bags.
• Recyclables have been set out in plastic bags (plastic bags damage the equipment at the recycling facility).