Derek Adams replied to my email asking for clarification on the responses raised when we had shared the pizza box recycle update earlier this week.
Derek's response: (bold added for my emphasis)
"I spent today (Friday) at the Recycling Center. Together, the lead employee and I called Miller Recycling (our vendor for cardboard at the Recycling Center). We asked whether or not they accept Pizza Boxes with grease on them. They responded that they do, in fact, accept pizza boxes with moderate grease (however, zero food waste accepted with their recycling program).Hopefully for this recycle item going forward, let Derek know (copy me please, so if there is any change, I can be sure to spread the good word.)
I have also spent this week reaching out to Waste Management. There has been discrepancies between the contacts I have at Waste Management regarding their curbside policy. Ultimately, I have received correspondence that indicates Waste Management accepts “No-Food Pizza Boxes” as recyclable material. This is our policy moving forward.
If residents find they are having issues recycling pizza boxes in their curbside recycling bins, they should feel free to contact me to mitigate any potential problems.
Thank you for bringing this issue to light! "
Derek's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also reach Derek via the request form on the Recycling/Sold Waste page https://www.franklinma.gov/recycling-solid-waste
The original post this week https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/09/recycling-reminder-boxyes-pizzano.html
|The pizza box story: yes, it can be recycled (no food, moderate grease)|
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