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[GreenYes] Re: Waxed Cardboard

Jennifer - 

Ryan is correct, there are a number of composters in CA who end up composting "waxed" corrugated cardboard as part of efforts to compost more food scraps. I think it is important to note that not all "waxed" cardboard is indeed "waxed". Some is, some isn't. Most people think their milk cartons are "waxed", but in fact are plastic lined.

I don't know if your local composter (the Hwy. 59 facility) is permitted to accepted waxed cardboard for composting or not, but there is no technical reason they couldn't (i.e., it will compost fine, but the material needs to be identified in their permit). Jerry Lawrie at the Hwy. 59 facility could tell you. (209-385-7388)
Matthew Cotton
Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC
19375 Lake City Road
Nevada City, CA  95959
(530) 265-4560
Fax (530) 265-4547

On Jun 16, 2008, at 9:14 AM, Jennifer Halpin wrote:


Does anyone know of a company in CA that takes waxed cardboard for either recycling, compost, or reuse?

Thanks and hope everyone's having a good Monday morning.

Jennifer Halpin

Recycling Information Specialist
Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG)
Ph: 209-723-3153 ext. 315
Fax: 209-723-0322

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