How to Recycle Paper in York County
Wonderful Wednesdays “Climate Care/Climate Justice” study considered a number of topics related to climate change and to how we, individually and corporately (i.e. as a congregation), can fight it. One of the sessions was on “Recycling” because of the recent changes in the rules we must follow if
we are to recycle effectively. There are a few posters throughout the church to remind us of what is now considered recyclable.
You are probably aware that, because of the changes, we can no longer put office paper/junk mail/magazines into our single-stream recycling
containers. HOWEVER, there is a way for us to recycle that paper rather than put it into the trash to be burned in our county incinerator. It is up to us to act individually / as families if we are to practice paper recycling.
Continental Paper Grading, located at 3350 Concord Road, York, 17402, will accept various paper grades that we separate (at home)
into the groups identified below. When we take paper to Continental, we are to check into the front office for directions and help. PLEASE NOTE
there is NO OUTSIDE DROP-OFF CONTAINER. You can call Continental at 312-450-6592 for additional information and guidance.
Here is how to separate your paper for recycling:
– GROUP A: office paper, junk mail, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, shredded paper (in paper or plastic bags). Note: Newspapers are still recyclable through the single stream recycling pick up if you prefer.
– GROUP B: Paperboard: cereal boxes, tissue boxes, boxes from cakes mix, gelatin, toothpaste, etc., rolls from paper towels and toilet paper, cardboard egg cartons (NOT Styrofoam), and NOT ice cream cartons.
– GROUP C: Books: separate hard cover books from soft cover/paperback books.
Please consider contributing to climate care by recycling everything you can.