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Recycling Q&A

How to Recycle Paper if You Don’t Have Curbside Recycling

Paper products like cardboard boxes, pizza boxes, mail and paper bags are widely accepted in recycling programs throughout the U.S. So what do you do if you don’t have access to a curbside recycling program?  

What Happens at a Materials Recovery Facility

Question: After your recycling is picked up, where does it go? Answer: Once the recycling truck has picked up your paper and other recyclables, it heads over to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

Is this Recyclable? Extreme Edition

We get a lot of questions about is this recyclable or not. We also see a lot of things put into the recycling bin that might be considered outrageous. Learn the difference between accepted for recycling and recyclable.

Industry Experts Weigh in on Masks and Recycling

Industry experts weigh in to answer if masks belong in the recycling bin.

How to Recycle Paper During the Holiday Season

During the holidays, our homes are filled with cards from family and friends, cardboard boxes from shopping online to find the right gift and wrapping materials to make sure it’s a surprise. Many of these items are recycled at paper mills across the country but some are not. 

Do You Know What Paper Items to Recycle at Home?

Let’s do a quick survey – how many trash bins do you have in your home? Now, how many recycling bins do you have? Odds are, one of these numbers is greater than the other. Why is that? You’re likely throwing away paper products or packaging that can be recycled.  

Do You Know How to Recycle All the Different Types of Mail You Receive?

Many of us have a pile somewhere in our homes where we stack our mail. Bills, advertisements, magazines and catalogs, a card and maybe an exciting online purchase that came in a box or padded envelope. With some of these items, you may be wondering if it is okay to toss them in your recycling bin.

Here’s How to Recycle Your Cardboard Boxes

Is this cardboard box recyclable? YES, cardboard is built to be recycled. In fact, cardboard packaging can be recycled 5 to 7 times! Here’s how to do it right.