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Recycle Alert: Rumpke Addresses Cardboard Contamination

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Businesses that generate a large volume of cardboard (stores and restaurants) may use a CARDBOARD ONLY container to recycle cardboard. However, these recycling efforts are in jeopardy due to contamination, or non-cardboard items placed in the containers. Rumpke Waste and Recycling has created this slideshare to make sure these recycling efforts don't go to waste.

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Recycle Alert: Rumpke Addresses Cardboard Contamination

  1. 1. RECYCLE ALERT: Cardboard Contamination
  2. 2. Rumpke offers CARDBOARD ONLY recycling containers for businesses that generate a large volume of cardboard. When material that is not cardboard is mixed in, it becomes a problem.
  3. 3. RECYCLE ALERT: Cardboard Contamination
  4. 4. RECYCLE ALERT: Cardboard Contamination
  5. 5. These images show cardboard that has been contaminated. Contamination is anything other than cardboard placed inside a CARDBOARD ONLY container.
  6. 6. RECYCLE ALERT: Cardboard Contamination
  7. 7. RECYCLE ALERT: Cardboard Contamination
  8. 8. When materials other than cardboard are placed inside a CARDBOARD ONLY container, the integrity of the cardboard is compromised. In other words, paper mills may not be able to recycle it.
  9. 9. RECYCLE ALERT: Cardboard Contamination
  10. 10. RECYCLE ALERT: Cardboard Contamination
  11. 11. It’s important that store and restaurant managers and staff do not contaminate CARDBOARD ONLY containers with food waste, wax-coated boxes, garbage, or anything else that isn’t cardboard.
  12. 12. RECYCLE ALERT: Cardboard Contamination
  13. 13. RECYCLE ALERT: Cardboard Contamination

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