Do I need to rinse out my recyclables prior to placing them in my recycling cart?

Food and liquids spoil the recyclability of paper and cardboard. No liquids or loose food can be placed in the recycling cart. How ever you do not need to wash your recyclables before placing them in your cart. If necessary, use a spatula or paper towel to remove food from containers. Remember to put the food-soiled paper towel in the trash.