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sorted clean news (scn) #58 [or #9]

Consists of sorted newspapers from source-separated collection programs, converters, drop-off centers, and paper drives containing the normal percentages of roto gravure, colored and coated sections. May contain inserts that would normally be included in the newspaper in the proper proportions. Grade must be free of excessive ink, brown grades, and non-paper material. Prohibitive materials may not exceed 0.5%, outthrows plus prohibtives may not exceed 1%, and other papers may not exceed 10%.


Maximum effort will be given to prevent the following prohibited paper categories being mixed in the recovered paper supplies:

  • Contaminated recovered paper and board from hospital

  • Recovered paper and board which have contained chemicals or foodstuffs

  • Covering materials such as paper used for covering furniture during repaired and painting work

Shipped in bales mainly. Assurance of storage and transport conditions that protect against cross-contamination i.e., by hazardous substances or bad odor. Supplied bales will be labeled with an agreed supplier code PS standards for paper stock.

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