Why would some of my recycling be left behind?
Some possible reasons:
- It was not a recyclable item
- It was cardboard that was not flattened and cut into 3 x 3 foot bundles. Larger cardboard will not physically fit in the recycling truck.
- Mixed paper was put in a plastic bag. We cannot accept paper in plastic bags. Plastic bags contaminate the paper so it cannot be recycled.
- Dirty or contaminated items. Jars full of peanut butter is one example of a non-recyclable items. Cans and bottles put out for recycling must be not be contaminated with food.


Call Integrated Paper Recyclers, LLC at 781-933-3013 if you have questions about an item left behind.

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1. Is there any place where I can recycle my plastic bags?
2. What should I do if my recycling was not picked up?
3. Why would some of my recycling be left behind?
4. How do I get a new or additional bin for recycling?
5. How can I get rid of a computer or a television?
6. What do I do with alkaline batteries? Are they hazardous?
7. What can I do with latex paint?