Recycling – Paper – Sample of Paper Products

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Paper – Sample of Paper Products  Advertising circulars & catalogs Phone books Envelopes & Junk Mail Magazines & newspapers Dry goods boxes w/liners removed: Cereal, pasta, rice, soda cartons, etc Carbonless paper File folders Flattened...
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Recycling – Paper – GAPP

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Paper – GAPP The “P” is for Paper, which is derived from the Egyptian “papyrus”, the native reed.  Paper, as we know it today, was developed in China in 100 AD.  The first paper mill to use recycled linen was in the colonies in 1690 & NY City...
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Recycling – Aluminum, Tin, & Metal (Iron) Cans – [GAPP]

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Aluminum, Tin, & Metal (Iron) Cans – [GAPP] Developed in the early 1800’s, it is the most abundant metal, yet the last to be developed. Tin, on the other hand, is one of the oldest (3,500 BC).  Steel has been around since the 1400’s BC.  The...
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Recycling – Glass

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Glass The four categories of Recycling are:  Glass, Aluminum, Plastic, & Paper or GAPP. Our first categories is Glass, which was first developed by man around 5,000 years ago. About 1,000 years later glass was used as a food container.  Items in the...
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Recycling

By Jim Gladson Garbage, Recycling, & Organics Recycling Re-cyc-ling means processing a thing again until it emerges as something else. After using 4 Blue Carts for four years, WBC now does recycling through Republic Services [RS].  We collect our recycling in 34 small blue...
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Garbage — Instructions at Home

By Jim Gladson Garbage – Recycling – Organics Garbage At home, all garbage should be placed in large bags & then in the Brown Cart.  Repeat until the cart is full or nearly so. Place cart by the curb on your service day after 7am & return empty cart to storage by 10pm....
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Garbage

By Jim Gladson Garbage – Recycling – Organics Garbage Some call it “trash.” Other refer to it as “clutter.” Or, perhaps some just say “junk.” But, no matter what you call it, the official name is Garbage! At Woodland, we have almost 50 small garbage cans. They all eventually get...
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New San Antonio System

By Jim Gladson Introduction The following are descriptions for the three Carts in use by many San Antonians. Contents of Carts: Garbage Recycling Organics Color of Cart: Brown Blue Green Number: 1 Cart 1 Cart 1 Cart Sample Service Day: Tuesday Friday Friday [Note: Jim has a...
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Things You’ll Need to Know

By Jim Gladson Introduction Before we go too far, let’s define some of the terms. 335 lbs – Maximum Load of Cart Carts – Out by 7am & in by 10pm on service day 3-1-1 – The number to call for assistance sanantonio.gov/swmd  – The web site SWMD – The city’s Solid...
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Brief San Antonio History of Trash

By Jim Gladson Introduction In the 1880’s, the growth of paper products had reached a level that Recycling became a valuable commodity.  By the 1950’s, minor recycling of aluminum drink cans began. Around 15 years ago, we received “bins” for paper, limited glass, & cans....
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