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[GreenYes] Re: Managing shredded paper at the curb with other mixed paper?



All suggestions so far are good and it may work to use one of them or a
combination.

I would also suggest that the MRF operator may accept 30 gallon clear (or
even 13 gallon clear) clear bags be used for larger qty's of shredded.
Obviously they definitely don't want to be picking out plastic grocery bags.

That's sort of how the curbside program works here for residents/businesses
that don't have mixed paper toter collection. Use a paper bag or use large
clear bags.


Stephen N. Weisser, Sales Manager
GreenLine Paper Company, Inc.
631 S. Pine Street
York, PA 17403
717-845-8697
stevew@no.address
www.greenlinepaper.com


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Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 9:35 AM
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Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Managing shredded paper at the curb with other mixed
paper?


Hi Blair & all--
Omaha's instructions to residents are to put all paper (news, RMP, small
OCC) in paper bags or a small box (e.g. soda case box).
Specifically with shredded paper, we instruct the public to put shredded
paper in the bottom of the bag, and then a few heavy items on the top (e.g.
magazines). For the most part this works and Omaha has 10 times the wind
problems that Orange County has. That said, our MRF operator (we went to
single stream without glass this year and the MRF just started up at the
same time) has found that most shredded paper ends up in the residual pile,
coming out at one point so they are working on ways to capture it there and
clean it for marketing. The MRF would like to tell people to use a plastic
bag for shredded paper (they would pull these out at the first "gross
contaminant" station), but we are saying no to that change at this time.
--Paul Dunn
City of Omaha, Nebraska







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