Currently MCC does not have a company to recycle our pieces of Styrofoam and foam peanuts. Very few companies accept it for recycling since it is mostly made of air, and the fuel costs and emissions of transporting it are not enough to offset the value of recycling it. Styrofoam packing has to go in the trash.
Paper towels/napkins/tissues/paper plates
Paper towels, napkins, paper plates, and tissues are all paper products, however they are never recyclable. Because they usually come in contact with food wastes, greases, and possibly bodily fluids, they are not able to be "cleaned" during the recycling process and should not be with other "clean" paper waste like magazines and copy paper. Always throw these items into the trash. Note: Even unused napkins and plates should not be recycled. However, they should be used for something before they are thrown away. (Tissue boxes and paper towel cores are recyclable with paper.)
Most food wrappers are NOT recyclable! Chips, candy, and other packaged foods are typically in wrappers that are not recyclable. These items should go in a trash can.
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