What Does a Yellow Color-Coded Bin Signify?

What Does a Yellow Color-Coded Bin Signify?

Yellow color-coded bins or lids signify recycling bins in most areas. Residents with questions about a bin's purpose should contact their local waste management agency, recycling center or county government to ensure that they use the correct bin.

Some cities that use yellow bins for recycling are Fort Wayne, Indiana; Annapolis, Maryland; and Binghamton, New York.

However, yellow color-coding for recycling does not apply to trash bags; it only applies to bins. In some cities, yellow trash bags actually signify non-recyclable trash. Worcester, Massachusetts, and Gainesville, Florida, are examples of cities that use yellow trash bags to signify that the contents cannot be recycled.