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<div style="text-align:center;"><span><b><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">My dad has a food business and they use a lot of cardboard, paper, plastic gloves & bags, and a decent amount of containers. They just throw everything in the dumpster, but is there a way to recycle these things? I know the containers, bottles and cans can be recycled, but what about the paper stuff on a larger scale?<br><br>
I'm kind of confused, even after checking out some websites, some guidance or help is appreciated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"></span></span></b></span></div>
 
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check with your local area refuse or garbage collection agency (maybe look them up in the yellow pages?)- i would think they should offer separate pick-ups for recyclable products, including paper, and plastics, for businesses, as well as residentially.<br><br><br><br>
Your dad might have to separate these things out though, and bundle them up in specific sized amounts, in order for it to be collected for recycling- if he's not keen on the extra work, you could always volunteer to help out with the task.<br><br><br><br>
this site looks helpful:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/recycling/recycling_businesses.shtml" target="_blank">http://nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/htm...sinesses.shtml</a>
 

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I would be willing to set up the stuff to recycle, I work there anyway. :p<br><br>
I was just confused to who would provide the bins and stuff. I keep finding information for the city, but we don't live in the city.<br><br><br><br>
I'll try checking out the yellow pages though. :)
 

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Many communities have community recycling centers, but you usually have to sort the materials yourself and bring them to the center. That's what I do - our center is about 30 miles away, so we save things up for several months (or years).
 

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For the cardboard, you may be able to find some scrap/paper company that's willing to come and collect it. I'm not sure about the plastic bags/gloves though.
 
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