Unwanted spring items showing up in plastic recycling in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- You might think you are doing a good job recycling your plastic bottles. But according to the Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council, 70 percent of plastic bottles are thrown away. At Waste Management's recycling center in Winston-Salem, they are seeing the opposite.

"Folks can put everything in one large cart and they don’t have to separate anything and roll it out. What we have seen is a big spike in volume and the increase in recycling because we made it...

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