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Single Stream Recycling for Office

Single Stream Recycling is an automated sorting process designed to handle non-hazardous items from your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, office and mailbox.  The recyclables are then collected and transported to a material recovery facility where they are sorted and processed.

Paper Sheets and Folders

Stack of office paper

Office Paper

Clean and dry paper only. Wet paper will not make it through the sorting equipment. DO NOT SHRED.

File Folder

File Folders

Remove any metal or plastic components before recycling.

Multiple colored papers

Colored Paper

DO NOT SHRED.

Pad of sticky notes

Sticky Notes

Attach them to a larger piece of paper. They are too small to make it through the sorting facility alone.

Cardboard Boxes and Tubes

Cardboard file box

File Boxes

Flatten all cardboard boxes and keep dry. Wet cardboard will not make it through the sorting equipment.

Cardboard shipping tubes

Shipping Tubes (no caps)

Flatten and keep dry. Put plastic and metal end caps in garbage.

Office Garbage

Line striking through printer cartridge

No Printer Cartridges

Printer cartridges cannot be properly sorted by the equipment used for single stream recycling.

Other recycling options
Line striking through CD Cases

No CDs or Cases

CD’s and CD cases cannot be properly sorted by the equipment used for single stream recycling.

Line striking through hardcover books

No Hardcover Books

Hardcover books cannot be properly sorted by the equipment used for single stream recycling.

Other recycling options
Line striking through three ring binders

No Three-Ring Binders

Three-ring binders are made from multiple material types and cannot be properly sorted in the single-stream process.

Line striking through junked computer and parts

No Cables, Cords or Electronics

These items cannot be recycled in the single-stream process because they are made of multiple materials types. Cords and cables will tangle up the sorting equipment and shut down the facility.

Other recycling options
Line striking through shredded paper

No Shredded Paper

Shredded paper is too small make it through the sorting equipment and needs to be taken to a paper recycler.

Other recycling options