Accepted items: Desk organizers, binder clips & fasteners, correction supplies, label backing, paper cutters, card filers, binders, staplers, tape dispensers
Not accepted: Lithium-ion batteries, oil-based paint & pressurized canisters, expired medication, organics, broken glass, pesticides, biomedical waste & sharps, light bulbs of any kind

 


Collect with large Zero Waste Bags

Recycle office supplies by using our large Zero Waste Bag. Make sure to check off the “Office supplies” checkbox on the front of the Zero Waste Bag. When the Zero Waste Bag is full, seal it, then scan the QR code or log in to your account to schedule a pickup. Place the Zero Waste Bag in your collection bin or at your doorstep, and we’ll pick it up at the scheduled time.

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How we recycle

When we receive your Zero Waste Bag, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.

When we receive your Zero Waste Bag, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.

The materials are separated into categories (metals, paper, and plastic) based on processing requirements.

The materials are separated into categories (metals, paper, and plastic) based on processing requirements.

After processing, the raw materials are used to make new products, including <a href="/pages/community">items that will benefit your local community</a>.

After processing, the raw materials are used to make new products, including items that will benefit your local community.

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Each Zero Waste Bag is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.

The consolidated materials are then manually sorted into categories based on predominant material makeup and secondary stage mechanical processing requirements.

All materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are then smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing.

The materials are then sorted by density profile and composition through multi-stage air, optical, and water-based mechanical sortation systems. Clean, sorted plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products. Clean, sorted papers are pulped and used in paper-based sheeting.

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