Recycling shouldn’t be a difficult task; you don’t need to take labels off tins (these disappear when the tins are melted down), the paper and plastic of envelopes with windows don’t need to be separated and things don’t need to be shinning clean (as long as they won’t spoil other recyclable items or be a mess for workers to deal with, then it’s fine). There’s no need to worry excessively about putting something that can’t be recycled into the recycling bin. As long as it’s not obvious that it can’t be recycled (like the examples above), chances are that it can be recycled. For Severn Waste Services, they just need as much material as possible. They sort it and sell it on. The more they have to sort, the more they have to sell, and therefore, the more money they can make. Severn Waste Services sell on 94% of the materials they receive, which is well above the target of 85%, set by Worcestershire County Council. But this figure could be even higher if people help make the workers’ jobs easier.