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White Paper

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Office printer paper (it can be written or printed on)
Exam pad paper
The inside of a book (the white paper, not the hard cover)
Pastel coloured paper

 

**Ask us about our shredding service



Newspaper

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Tabloids (such as The Express, Die Son)
Newsprints (such as The Herald and Die Burger)
Newspaper inserts (these often include specials run by retailers)



Magazines

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Magazines (such as The You, People, Getaway, Glamour)
Glossy Brochures
Telephone Books
Catalogues

 

 

Mixed Paper

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Wrapping paper (if it does not have a wax lining)
Envelopes
Coloured paper
The soft covers of books

 

 

Cans

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Soda, juice, tea cans
Food cans
Vehicle oil cans


**It is important to keep aluminum and steel cans separate

Carton

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Long life milk cartons
Juice cartons

 

**Must be empty, clean and flattened

 

 

Cardboard

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Boxes (packaging , moving and filing boxes)
Egg cartons
Toilet roll inners
Cereal boxes
Hardcover book covers

  

Glass

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Glass bottles
Wine bottles
Jam Jars
Spice Bottles
Sauce Bottles
Plain drinking glasses

Plastic

Plastics

Type 1:  PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)


Clear PET Bottles (Coke, Fanta, Pepsi) **PET is a plastic bottle
Blue PET Bottles (Water Bottles)
Green PET Bottles (Sprite)


Type 2: HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)


Milk Bottles
Detergent Bottles
Shampoo Bottles
Shower Wash Bottles
25 Litre Containers (Any containers containing the type 2 or HDPE sign)


Type 4:  LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)


Clear plastic wrap (normally found in industry wrapped around pallets or wrapped around packaging)
Cling wrap (it must be clean)
Bubble wrap**LDPE normally has a rubbery feel and can stretch, whereas non recyclable clear plastics (such as lettuce bags) normally tear.


Type 6: PS (Polystyrene)


We only accept chunky polystyrene (normally used in bulky packaging for furniture and appliances).

What We Do Not Collect

Paper

Laminated paper
Photographs
Paper and boxes with a wax lining
Photocopy ream paper covers
Self adhesive paper
Soiled tissues and serviettes / toilet paper
Carbon paper

Plastic

Food grade polystyrene trays – black or white
Plastic food trays made of PET (Type 1 plastic)
Brown PET Bottles (Stoney)
Plastic that has been contaminated with glue, oil or any hazardous substance
Crisps/Chips packets
Chocolate wrappers

Bread and Frozen Produce Bags
Garden furniture
Old buckets
Toys

Glass

Cups
Saucers
Ovenware
Stoneware
Mirrors
Fluorescent tubes & Light Bulbs (these can be recycled but at a cost, please contact us for more information)
Car windscreens
Windows
Laboratory Glass (if contaminated)
Wire Reinforced Glass

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Telephone:  041 486 2204 / 2110

Fax:  041 486 2205

Email:  info@thewastetradecompany.co.za

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