HOW TO RECYCLE?
Bows and ribbons are not recyclable, but they are certainly reusable if care is taken when they are removed from packages. Save bows in cardboard boxes for presents throughout the year. Gift wrapping, tissue paper, paperboard boxes, and corrugated cardboard boxes are recyclable in your mixed paper bin
Why Recycle Cardboard Over half of the cardboard collected is used to make new cardboard boxes, and additional cardboard can be downcycled into paperboard (used for cereal boxes) or chipboard (used for shoeboxes) Making 1 ton of virgin cardboard requires 3 tons of trees Recycling 1 ton of cardboard eliminates 9 cubic yards of landfill space
Types of Paper
-typically it is made out of 3 layers of paper: A fluted corrugated sheet is inside and flat sheet cardboards are on each side. Most of the mailing and shipping boxes are made out of corrugated paper. See illustrated images
--typically refers to a thick paper stock or heavy paper-pulp. You can see this type of material used for cereal boxes or greeting cards. Although corrugated cartons are made with some cardboard, it’s important to know that these materials are not the same.
--typically refers to mix of unsorted loose household or commercial recyclable paper which may occasionally contain non recyclable type of paper as well. These are buddies of mixed unsorted newspapers, magazines, prints, paper boxes, cardboards and may contain non recyclable laminated paper as well. Paper with food residue, paper towels are not accepted and shall be treated as general waste.
After the paper is in our recycling bin, it’s taken to a recycling center where contaminants are removed.
Then, the paper is sorted and sent to mills to be shredded and prepped for further processing. Eventually, the shredded paper is processed and broken down into fibers. Later these fibers are used a a raw material for manufacturing new paper.
You might occasionally find yourself with a type of paper you’re unsure what to do with. You can schedule a curbside pick up now.
Treated and coated paper, such as laminated magazine and paper, paper with food waste, PAPER TOWELS, paper cups such as coffee cups, juice and cereal boxes are not recyclable and these types of paper has to be handled separately with general waste.
Almost all non-coated or treated paper can be recycled, including standard paper used in print, white and colored office paper , newspaper, cardboard, non laminated magazines, catalogs, and phone books. Types of paper that are not recyclable are coated and treated paper or paper with food waste, juice, or used in cereal boxes, paper cups, paper towels.