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Disposing of Shredded Paper

RRRASOC is asking that residents no longer place shredded paper into the recycling, but into regular trash due to shredded paper not able to be effectively captured at the materials recovery facility.

Shredded paper placed into paper bags and into the recycling cart results in those bags opening or tearing, which causes the shredded paper to become mixed with the other recyclables.  Therefore, the shredded paper becomes uncapturable and constitutes a contaminate to those other materials.

Shredded paper placed in plastic bags is also problematic in that the plastic bag constitutes a contaminate.  Plastic bags also reduce operational efficiencies and increase facility costs.

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