Monday, July 24, 2017

Are Frozen Food Containers Recyclable?

Frozen food containers vary from pizza boxes, where the food is actually contained in a plastic bag or wrapping, to ones that you throw right into your microwave to cook in and eat out of.

Frozen pizza boxes resemble cereal and cracker boxes and are made of a cardboard material that is recyclable as-is.  The other style of frozen food container is a different story altogether.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Does Rain and Moisture Affect Recycling?

Many of us take our trash and recycling out the night before it will be picked up to ensure that  But if it’s raining, does the rain affect the quality of recycling or its ability to even be recycled?  Unfortunately, the answer for some commodities is “yes”.
we remember to take it out and so we get it out before the truck comes on our service day.

Rain on material like aluminum, metal, plastic, and glass doesn’t pose any type of problem.  Cardboard and paper are a very different story.

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Role of Magnets in the Recycling Process

“Paper and paperboard have always had high recycling rates for bulk newsprint, office paper, and old cardboard.  Metal, however, is the material with the second-highest MRF-related recycling rates at over one third.”
Machines in recycling facilities designed for the purpose of separating recyclables are made up of several components.  Among these are different types of magnets to sort and handle metallic materials.  The most popular and widely used are overbelt magnets, electromagnets and eddy current magnets.