At Support Services, there have been a lot of questions about what can be recycled. Many of those are directed toward types of plastic. Our recycling company, Allied Waste Services, has told us they will accept all forms of plastic, grades 1-7. We put everything in one large bin for them and they do the sorting at the plant (single stream recycling), which Jose visited in person.
Jose has instilled in us the motto "When in doubt, throw it out." If something is questionable, well more than likely it is probably garbage. Any paper materials that have been contaminated, with a spill for example, (glass/plastic/aluminum can be washed) are garbage. Food/candy wrappers are garbage. Rubber bands are garbage if they are not reusable. But don't waste time taking those staples out of paper, they will do that for us. Junk mail (even with a window), pretty much all types of uncontaminated paper and your typical cans, bottles, etc. are all recyclable. Bottles can be recycled in the same container as your paper, only if it is clean! Once paper has been contaminated, it won't be recycled. To make it easier, we have separate bins for paper and cans/bottles/etc to prevent unnecesary contamination!
You can find the dos and donts of recyling on B&G's staffnet page.
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