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MISCONCEPTION ALERT!Consumer PackagingMany people believe that as long as a product has the recycling symbol on it, then it can be recycled. This CAN NOT be FURTHER from the truth. The recycling symbol (or Möbius loop) indicates one of two things: 1) that the product or packaging can be recycled (not necessarily through the Bluebox program) 2) that it CONTAINS recycled materialThe examples below are packages commonly used for shipping. All though they are advertised as "recyclable" , they are in fact NOT acceptable in our program. 1) Recyclable Paper or Paperboard envelopes (Padded vs not padded) are only acceptable if they are NOT padded. The foam pieces glued on the inside like you see in the second picture make these items not acceptable. 2) Plastic envelopes - As seen in picture below, whether padded or flexible plastic, are NOT acceptable in our Bluebox program3) Cardboard boxes - Acceptable in our program.For clarification on all other items with the "recycling symbol", please refer to our website at: www.bra.org/material-guide/ or download the Recycle Coach App. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday, November 11th is a regular collection day for all areas."Lest we forget. Remembering all those who have made sacrifices especially those who gave their lives, so that the rest could live in freedom. With Gratitude . . ."If you have any questions or concerns please call 1-800-265-9799 extension 228 or email dispatch@bra.org ... See MoreSee Less
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MOST UNWANTED: November Edition WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENTATTENTION HUNTERSItem: Animal CarcassesResult: Health and Safety issues for our employees, very dirty working conditionsAs another hunting week is here, the Bluewater Recycling Association is very concerned that we will once again be seeing dead animal carcasses come through our facility. YES, this does happen, as shown in the pictures below.It isn’t always a hunted animal. We have also received roadkill, and livestock in our blue box material. Either way, this is NOT ACCEPTABLE!Hunters should be aware and abide by the rules and regulations for proper disposal of their game. Residents should contact their municipality for proper disposal/removal of roadkill. Dead animals can expose our handlers to diseases, sharp teeth or even claws. Not to mention that it is quite disgusting having to handle something of this nature.Please help in keeping our employees safe. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Bluewater Recycling Association and all our employees would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. Keep in mind that pumpkins are NOT recyclable and should NOT be disposed of in your recycling bin. They are however biodegradable. Even if you do not have a dedicated compost pile, you can still compost your old pumpkin.....just bury it in your garden. Be sure to remove all the seeds, or you may end up with a pumpkin patch next year! Otherwise, your old pumpkin should be disposed of in your waste bin. ... See MoreSee Less
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Can I recycle plastic election signs?No, plastic election signs are NOT accepted in any local recycling programs. Please place these items in your garbage bin. ... See MoreSee Less
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