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    Yep. Worst thing they could do recycling, mix it all up. That's why we separate scrap. I remember grandparents taking newspaper to the church to be recycled. Newspaper by its self or any other paper, paperboard or cardboard pays better than mixed

    Better than the dump!


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    The main idea is to save on labor at the Transfer Station. That ... and people never seem to get the sorting right.

    I used to bale cardboard at the grocery store i worked. We would put it up in 1200 lb bales. When we had 50 bales ... we would call in for a flatbed eighteen wheeler to come in and haul it 180 miles to market.

    I ran the numbers. We had about 20 k. invested in labor. We got a return of $ 900.00 after deducting trucking costs on the last load we sent out.

    It's funny .... they didn't believe me when i told em' they were losing money like crazy on the cardboard till they saw it for themselves. I just intuitively knew it was a bad deal from years of scrapping and the valuable things things i learned here.

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    $.15 #1 plastic beverage bottles


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