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Ask SSC Q. Can cardboard rollers that are inside toilet paper and paper towel rolls be recycled with scrap paper?


Toilet Paper

A: Dear Clarissa,

Yes. paper tubes from toilet paper, paper towels, aluminum foil, gift wrap, etc. can be recycled along with other scrap papers in your scrap paper recycling bin or Toter. Note: paper towels, facial tissue and other tissue products, tissue paper, parchment and foiled gift wrap are not accepted for recycling as scrap paper.


SCRAP PAPER                                      Reminder: Stack corrugated cardboard next to bins for recycling.



Mail, magazines, catalogs, envelopes, stationery, photos, paper sacks, phone books, labels

Paper towels, tissues, plates, napkins, tissue paper, parchment

Computer, copy/office paper (all colors),

carbonless paper, file folders, poster paper

Wax or refrigerator/freezer cartons
(ex. milk, juice or frozen food containers)

Paperboard cartons (ex. cereal boxes, mac ‘n cheese, shoe boxes, gift boxes), paper tubes, rolls

Discard liners/packing material. Flatten boxes.

Thermal receipts (waxy), fax paper (thermal), carbon paper

Staples, paper clips and file folder clips OK

Paper with foil or plastic (ex. foil gift wrap, postal envelopes (TYVEK)

Drivers cannot take recyclables in plastic bags for safety reasons – use a sturdy paper sack, small plastic tub or cardboard box no larger than the standard curbside recycling bin for extras.

These products are compostable and accepted in our FoodPlus! service. Details here.

For more info click here. For questions, please contact us or call (360) 734-3490.



About Sanitary Service Company (SSC)

Established in 1929, SSC is Whatcom County's largest recycling and garbage collection service provider, serving 45,000 + customers from Bellingham to Blaine and beyond. SSC was named the 2012 Green Business of the Year by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber and is a sustaining member of Sustainable Connections, a Toward Zero Waste Founding Pioneer, 100% Green Power Leader, 5-Star EnviroStar, BizCycle Silver bicycle-friendly business and Whatcom Smart Trips employer. For more info visit Connect with us: Facebook/sscinc and Twitter @sscinctweets.






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