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Old 10-03-2019, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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What are we supposed to do with the waxed paper/cardboard cartons that milk, cream and half &half come in.
Do they recycle as paper or go into the garbage?
<One of our porters took the bag from me, took out a waxed Tropicana Twister container and tossed it into the plastic-metal recycle. I KNOW that has to be wrong?>
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Eric Forman's basement
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Milk, juice cartons (made of waxed and treated paper) go in the plastic/metal bin.

Your porter was correct.

Here's a list:

https://www.amny.com/news/recycling-...ner-1.11718087
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I'm shocked that New Yorkers STILL don't know what the recycling rules are. We get mailings that specifically state what CAN and CANNOT be recycled. Stick it on your fridge and refer to it when not sure.

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Old 10-03-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I have gotten no such list of how to recycle.
I assume the City just hands it all over to the Mafia who carts it to New Jersey for burial.
I get the distinct impression that NYC does no really take recycling seriously.




mac, thanks for the link but it is still not specific about waxed paper milk containers.




Next question: where do you throw clothing that is worn out and not suitable for HOUSING DIRECT?
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:03 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I have gotten no such list of how to recycle.
I assume the City just hands it all over to the Mafia who carts it to New Jersey for burial.
I get the distinct impression that NYC does no really take recycling seriously.




mac, thanks for the link but it is still not specific about waxed paper milk containers.




Next question: where do you throw clothing that is worn out and not suitable for HOUSING DIRECT?
A simple Google search pulls up the flyer that is normally mailed out: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/dow...se-06359-f.pdf

Years ago, the City decided to expand recycling to the extent possible. Basically what can't be recycled is shown in terms of paper. Milk containers are to be recycled, even wax paper ones as shown in the link. Everything shown in the photo is fine to recycle. They don't make a distinction for that reason.

As for old clothing, just search online. I have donated sweaters and such that didn't quite fit, but that was years ago, so I don't recall where I took them, but maybe the Salvation Army will take it. I think they offer pick-ups too: https://satruck.org/
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:10 AM
 
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Waste of time and money.
Pretty much ends up in a landfill anyway.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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Try H&M:
https://www2.hm.com/en_cn/men/shop-b...ollecting.html

They have a bin, no questions asked.

If you're friendly with anyone who works in textiles, try fabscrap.org
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Waste of time and money.
Pretty much ends up in a landfill anyway.
What is?
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:45 AM
 
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What is?
Recycling.




It makes people feel good about themselves, but it mostly ends up in the trash.




https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...-trash/584131/
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:57 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Recycling.




It makes people feel good about themselves, but it mostly ends up in the trash.




https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...-trash/584131/
I've heard about this. Nevertheless, if you are caught not recycling, you can be fined, or in this case, usually the fine is passed on to the building if Sanitation decides to check, so people should continue to recycle. My building goes crazy about recycling. Everything is sorted and put out. I believe we have a private company that takes everything at once, both garbage and the recycling.
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