ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular
INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES, INC. 59 Copyright © 2021 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. Inbound Residential Dual Stream The following items are considered contamination: Paper Plastic Metal Glass Shredded Paper Plastic Bags & Plastic Film All metal with the exception of that listed above All glass with the exception of that listed above Containers coated with wax, plastic or other materials Expanded Polystyrene Foam (#6) Aerosol cans that are under pressure or partly filled Drinking glasses, crystal or tableware Wallpaper Multi-layered juice pouches Mirrors Material with excess food residue or other organic material Plastic from electronics Non-container glass Plastic marked as biodegradable or compostable Light bulbs Windows Prohibited Materials The term “Prohibited Materials” as used throughout this document is defined as items never allowed and includes any material that contains medical, organic, food, hazardous, poisonous, radioactive or toxic waste and other harmful substances or liquids. Additional examples of prohibited items are: a) Sharps and Needles b) Batteries c) Radioactive materials d) Hazardous materials e) Corrosives f) Medical waste g) Pesticides, poisons, bio hazards h) Compressed gas cylinders i) Refrigerants j) PCB containing capacitors, transformers, ballast k) Asbestos l) Materials that may be damaging to equipment m) Materials containing information protected or regulated under any local, state or federal privacy or data security laws, including, but not limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, or other regulations or ordinances. n) Wax o) Electronics p) Large items such as tires, appliances, roofing materials q) Wood r) Ceramics s) Food Waste or other items that can otherwise be composted t) Rock, dirt, asphalt, concrete Residential curbside recycling systems can offer a significant amount of variability. Please check with the recycling program coordinator for more information on what is considered acceptable in the jurisdiction.
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