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RE: [greenyes] oil/antifreeze containers
Hi John ~

Our markets tell us that the plastic absorbs the oil and that the cleaning
process is unable to remove the absorbed oil, thus contaminating the final
product. 

Capabilities differ for different processors, so I recommend that you
contact your local recycler.

John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County, WI 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: JPap100@no.address [mailto:JPap100@no.address]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 6:31 PM
> To: greenyes@no.address
> Subject: Re: [greenyes] oil/antifreeze containers
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I can't understand why plastic motor oil or anti-freeze 
> containers would not 
> be recyclable. Marked wth a number 2 symbol, I have been 
> putting them in with 
> my plastic for years-wherever plastics are collected. New 
> York City has just 
> resumed collecting plastic- limited to #1 & #2, but with no 
> mention of 
> exceptions for those containers. Have I missed something?
> 
> Thanks
> John
> NYC
> 
> In a message dated 9/10/2003 1:54:36 PM Eastern Daylight 
> Time, TomT@no.address 
> writes:
> 
> > Subj: [greenyes] oil/antifreeze containers 
> >  Date: 9/10/2003 1:54:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time
> >  From: <A HREF="mailto:TomT@no.address";>TomT@no.address</A>
> >  To: <A HREF="mailto:greenyes@no.address";>greenyes@no.address</A>
> >  Sent from the Internet 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Gentlepeople,
> >   I have a bunch of empty motor oil containers and antifreeze
> > containers.  I called the local group that take used motor 
> oil,etc and she
> > told me to throw those containers in the garbage because they're not
> > recyclable and that's what they do.
> >   I guess I assumed that they probably weren't recyclable but I
> > thought I would double-check with the experts.
> >     Thanks!
> > 
> > Tom
> > 
> > 
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