If you see city workers going through your recycling bins, here's why

For the next 8 weeks, the City of Columbus and SWACO will have crews walking around neighborhoods visiting 20,000 homes to help educate about recycling. 
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the next eight weeks, the City of Columbus and SWACO are working together and will have crews walking around neighborhoods visiting 20,000 homes to help educate about recycling.

It's part of a grant-funded campaign called Feet on the Street. Tim Swauger, with the city, told us Columbus has a large number of participants who recycle. However, he said many of the people who recycle don't always put in the right items.

Today they walked around a southeast neighborhood in Columbus and many of the bins ended up with tags. Swauger said he knows intent is always good and it's great to see people recycling.

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He said items that can't be recycled are plastic bags, wraps, large bulky items, textiles, foam or any flammable items.

Those items can get stuck in the machine processing, leak or break.

When it comes to larger items, cardboard boxes are accepted, but no plastic.

To find a recycling facility near you and where to take certain items, click here.