By permit, Willimantic Waste Paper Co., Inc. is required to inspect incoming loads for potential violations of the Connecticut recycling regulations. The August 21 (Tuesday) route in Ledyard included a garden hose and a rug, neither of which are recyclable. The loads also included an "excessive" number of plastic bags. As a result of these and other items, this load had a 15% contamination rating. Plastic bags are NOT recyclable!