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Materials at the Recycling & Education Center Photo Tour

Bales of #1 PET (polyethylene terephthalate): water & juice bottles, plastic containers with recycling symbol #1. Bales of #1 PET (polyethylene terephthalate): water & juice bottles, plastic containers with recycling symbol #1. Bales of #2 & #4 film plastic. Bales of #2 HDPE color (high density polyethylene): laundry, yogurt, coffee containers & other colored bottles with a recycling symbol #2. Bales of #2 HDPE dairy (high density polyethylene): milk and water jugs with a recycling symbol #2. Bales of #2 HDPE dairy (high density polyethylene): milk and water jugs with a recycling symbol #2. Bales of #3-#7 plastic: hard plastics with recycling symbol #3,4,5,6 or 7 inside. Foam products are not included in these bales. Bales of #3-#7 plastic: hard plastics with recycling symbol #3,4,5,6 or 7 inside. Foam products are not included in these bales. Bales of #8 news: newspaper and newspaper inserts. Bales of #8 news: newspaper and newspaper inserts. Bales of aluminum: aluminum cans without a Michigan 10 cent deposit,
pie pans, foil, cat food cans.
Bales of ferrous: soup, vegetable, coffee & other cans that are made from iron and therefore have magnetic properties. Bales of mixed paper: office paper, shredded paper, boxboard/paperboard, phone books, magazines, envelopes & other types. Bales of OCC: corrugated cardboard. Bales of OCC: corrugated cardboard.

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1500 Scribner NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616) 632-7920

(616) 632-7925

Staff

Darwin Baas, Director

Kimberly Williams, Finance Director

Molly Sherwood, Environmental Compliance Manager

Dan Rose, Solid Waste Operations Manager

Nic VanderVinne, Resource Recovery & Recycling Manager

Paul Smith, Waste-to-Energy Operations Manager

Kristen Wieland, Marketing & Communications Manager

Alisha Barber, Office Administrator

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