White printer paper, also known as High Grade Deinked Paper) is quality paper that consists of things like envelopes, copy paper and letterhead that has gone through the printing process and had the ink removed.
Aluminum and tin recycling provides many environmental, economic and community benefits. It saves energy, time, money and natural resources; and often it generates jobs and helps to pay for community services that make life better for millions of people.
Accepted Least Preferred
Items still accepted, but least preferred include:
- Junk mail and mixed paper
- Includes but is not limited to: newspaper, magazines, colored paper, coated paper, phone books, etc.
- Soft cover and hard cover books
- Plastics #3-#7 and rigid plastics
- Chip/paper board (i.e. shoe boxes, cereal and tissue boxes, empty toilet paper rolls, pasta and food boxes, milk and juice cartons)
- Shredded paper – MUST be bagged in clear bags. Material bagged in shopping bags, white or any other colored bag be discarded
Why aren't these items preferred:
Why are these not preferred/least preferred.? In short: these items are the trash items of recycling. These items are low value and are commonly downcycled into lower quality products. These items end up costing the recycling program as the material has little to no value to offset the cost to process it.
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