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Consists of sorted newspapers, mail, magazines, printing and writing papers, and other acceptable papers generated from residential programs (such as residential household and apartment collections and drop-off centers) sorted and processed at a recycling facility. Containerboard and brown grades (OCC, Kraft bags, boxboard, and Kraft carrier board) will be considered as "outthrows." Prohibitive materials may not exceed 2% and outthrows may not exceed 3%.


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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