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Title: This PowerPoint presentation provides basic information needed by volunteers to assist recyclers in sorting their items at the Miller Recycling Center. It is necessary to supplement the text on the individual slides with the information contained in the


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This PowerPoint presentation provides basic
information needed by volunteers to assist
recyclers in sorting their items at the Miller
Recycling Center. It is necessary to supplement
the text on the individual slides with the
information contained in the notes pane of the
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PRoKansas Miller Recycling Center
  • 725 East Clark
  • Not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization
  • Volunteer based

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Our Customers
  • General public who come to our Center
  • Local businesses and churches
  • Outlying communities
  • Environmental groups, school clubs, Scout groups,
    etc.

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Open Hours
  • 900 to 300 Saturday
  • 100 to 400 Tuesday Thursday

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Items Accepted
  • Plastic products
  • Paper products
  • Glass bottles
  • Aluminum and tin cans
  • Other items

6
Plastic Categories
  • 1 transparent bottles
  • 2 cloudy containers
  • 2 colored containers
  • Mixed plastic
  • Plastic bags

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Plastic Resin Codes with Examples
1 PET or PETE Pop water bottles
2 HDPE Milk detergent jugs
3 Polyvinyl Chloride Various clear containers
4 LDPE Plastic grocery bags
5 Polypropylene PP Margarine yogurt tubs
6 Polystyrene PS Foam meat trays, Styrofoam Non-foam hard plastic
7 Other or combination Various products
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Plastic Manufacturing Processes
  • Blow-molded
  • productionseam on the bottom
  • dull surface sheen
  • Injection-molded
  • injection button on the bottom
  • Shiny surface

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1 Transparent Bottles
  • Category requirements
  • 1, bottle or jar, transparent, injection-molded
    (button)
  • Examples
  • Soft-drink, water sports drink bottles
  • Dish detergent, mouthwash, liquor, salad
    dressing, cooking oil, ketchup, household
    cleaners, peanut butter, etc.

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2 Cloudy Containers
  • Category requirements
  • 2, cloudy, blow-molded (seam)
  • Examples
  • Milk, vinegar, distilled water Sunny Delight
  • Bulk commercial salad dressing, windshield
    cleaning solution, rubbing alcohol, etc.

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2 Colored Containers
  • Category requirements
  • 2, solid color, blow-molded (seam)
  • Examples
  • Laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener, white
    milk jugs, Folgers coffee, cat litter, 409, Shout
    (and other hand pump spray products) disinfecting
    wipes, automotive fluids, shampoo products, etc.

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Mixed Plastic
  • Category requirements
  • All numbered household plastic containers not
    specified in one of the previous plastic
    categories
  • We do NOT accept 3 (PVC) and foam type 6
    (polystyrene Styrofoam) products!
  • Examples
  • Cottage cream cheese, margarine, whipped
    topping and yogurt tubs, fast food cups, food
    trays, clear thin produce trays and plant pots

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Plastic Bags
  • Category requirements
  • 2 4 polyethylene
  • Clean and dry
  • No crunchy bags (usually 5)
  • Examples
  • Regular shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread
    bags, newspaper bags, six-pack carriers

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Paper Categories
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Office paper
  • White ledger paper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Mixed paper and junk mail
  • Books (paperback and hardback)

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Newspaper
  • Everything that comes in the newspaper is
    recycled with the newspapers
  • Must remove from plastic or paper bags
  • No other types of paper

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Magazines and Catalogs
  • Slick, coated paper magazines and catalogs
  • includes anything that came in it
  • Other slick-finish paper
  • like some junk mail inserts, wall calendars and
    other papers with that slick magazine feel
  • Plastic wrap and such must be removed

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Office Paper
  • White pastel paper and envelopes
  • Includes annual report type publications
  • NO slick or glossy paper
  • NO dark or bright color papers, manila envelopes
    or file folders
  • Windows in envelopes are okay as are staples and
    paperclips.

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White Ledger Paper
  • High quality, bright white office paper
  • Computer paper, stationery, most copy paper, some
    high grade paper removed from books or manuals
    and building plans.
  • No envelopes (its the windows yucky glue)
  • No slick, colored or yellow, aged paper
  • Only experienced volunteers are to sort this
    category of paper

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Heavy Corrugated Cardboard
  • Includes brown paper sacks
  • No extremely thin corrugated cardboard
  • Oftentimes with a glossy surface

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Mixed Paper
  • Cereal, soft drink, shoe and tissue boxes, tablet
    backing, toilet paper paper towel inner rolls
    and other light cardboard or pasteboard
  • Cardboard products that are gray inside
  • Junk mail, manila envelopes, file folders
  • Dark paper bright neon, fluorescent paper
  • Very thin (usually shiny) corrugated cardboard
  • Paper egg cartons and similar packing products
  • Telephone directories

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Books (all types are accepted)
  • Paperback
  • Small romance novels (mass market)
  • Larger, better quality books (trade paper)
  • Hardback
  • Glued bindings
  • Sewn bindings

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Glass Containers
  • Food and beverage containers
  • Labels do not need to be removed
  • Pyrex Corningware type cooking items
  • Drinking glasses and plate glass
  • Other types of glass products are accepted with
    approval only

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Aluminum Cans
  • Soft drink, beer, and other beverage containers
    only.
  • Aluminum cat food cans, foil, and disposable pans
    trays go in the box on the floor between the
    tin cans and aluminum beverage cans.

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Tin (steel) Cans
  • Labels can be left on
  • Steel bottle caps from glass containers are okay.
  • No scrap steel

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Other Items Accepted
  • Toner and ink cartridges from laser and inkjet
    printers, copiers, and fax machines
  • Regular corded and cordless telephones, answering
    machines, cell phones, pagers and chargers
  • Other electronic items with approval
  • Batteries (household rechargeable and automotive)
  • Eyeglasses

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Items NOT Accepted at the Center
  • Hazardous waste
  • Oil,, antifreeze, insecticides, herbicides, paint
  • Containers made with two unrelated products
  • Anything that is dirty or has food in it
  • Non-container plastics
  • Vinyl ,toys, hoses, packaging, large plastic
    items
  • PVC (3), meat tray, take-out food containers,
    Styrofoam (foam 6) and unmarked plastics

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Procedure for Helping Sort Items Under Two
Scenarios
  • Heavy traffic and/or few volunteers
  • Recyclers do their own unloading and sorting
  • Light traffic and/or plenty of volunteers
  • Volunteers help with the actual unloading and
    sorting (procedure covered on the next slide)

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Procedure for Helping Sort Items when we have
Plenty of Volunteers
  • Approach and welcome the recycler to our Center
  • Determine the level of assistance needed
  • Inform the recycler of anything new
  • If needed, help with sorting into the appropriate
    gaylords
  • Finally, thank the person for recycling with us

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Final Important Issues
  • Volunteer Application
  • Sign-in sheet
  • Orange volunteer vests
  • Safety
  • Facilities
  • Parking
  • Keep a good attitude

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THANK YOU !!
  • Your involvement in our operation is sincerely
    appreciated. It is our hope that you find your
    time with us both enjoyable and rewarding. Our
    Volunteer Coordinator will be in regular contact
    with you. We recognize the value of your
    feedback. Please let us know how we can help
    make your experience at the Center all that you
    expect.
  • It all comes back to you
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