The recycling industry, both locally in Napa Valley and across California, is struggling mightily to process and sell recycled materials in the wake of changes in China’s import policies and the U.S.-China trade war that has resulted in tariffs being imposed on both countries.

Earlier this month, recycling officials for Napa, American Canyon, and Upvalley communities gathered at Napa Recycling and Waste Services in American Canyon to send a common message to consumers: Clean up your recycling bins.

So as a reminder, here are 16 things you should keep out of your recycling bin.

Sources: Napa Recycling & Waste Services; Earth911; and RecycleNation.

Editor's note: This post originally ran in August 2018.

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