|We've been throwing all sorts of recyclable things into our big blue bin. Milk cartons, soup boxes, pet food bags, butter wrappers, you name it. Since moving to Los Angeles we revel in the idea that someone comes by every week to do something good, for a change, with our garbage.|
Not so fast, newbies, says the City of LA Bureau of Sanitation. "Although many materials are indeed recyclable," the Bureau explains on its Web site, "City recycling centers cannot accept some of these materials because they have no current market value."
Herewith, the items your big blue bin does does not want - including fast-food packages and those squirrel-killing six-pack rings: