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  • Glenda F. 1 month ago
    I am still unsure about paper to go coffee cups.
  • Heather B. 2 months ago
    What about stickers on paper envelopes or on paper? Or foil printing? Glitter on cards or paper? Do these things render the paper unrecyclable?
  • John W. 4 months ago
    TV ads here are saying shredded paper isn't recyclable because the loose shreds are difficult/impossible to separate or they fall through and gum up the conveyor system. However, I checked with American Waste Control's feed Mr. Murph program. I learned that recycled paper can be recycled if it is placed in a clear bag (the bigger, the better to make it easier for workers to spot) so that workers can recognize it and manually dump the paper in the processing bin. We don't yet have curbside recycling, but are testing two different approaches simultaneously in different areas of the city.
    • BenD@Recyclebank 4 months ago

      Whether shredded paper is recyclable curbside depends on your hauler, so be sure to check with them beforehand.

  • Kimberly A. 4 months ago
    How do I compost and what items should be used.?
    • Gina G. 4 months ago
      Good question, Kimberly, However, it is a very involved process, not easily answered in a sentence or two. I suggest you search it out on this site or Google. There are many complications you need to know and adhere to.
    • Arlene A. 3 months ago
      If you don't find what you need on here, there are some really good youtube videos that teach about all different types of composting .
  • Duane W. 4 months ago
    You can always reuse the bubble mailers. Remember to recycle the paper tubes items like paper towels are rolled around.
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