Paper/Cardboard

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Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water.

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Computer Paper
Can be all white or have a white main fiber with bright green or blue bars.

White Ledger
Most white office paper, including white computer paper, copy machine paper, letterhead, white notebook paper, and white envelopes. Common contaminants include glossy paper, wax-coated paper, latex adhesive labels, envelopes with plastic windows, and carbon paper.

Tab Cards
Usually manilla-colored computer cards; may be other colors but must be separated by color to be valuable as a high-grade paper.

Colored Ledger
Most non-white office paper, including carbonless paper, file folders, tablet paper, colored envelopes, and yellow legal paper.

Corrugated Cardboard (also known as Old Corrugated Cardboard or OCC)
Includes unbleached, unwaxed paper with a ruffled (corrugated) inner liner. It usually does not include liner board or pressboard, such as cereal boxes and shoe boxes. For most business, cardboard is a cost-effective material to recycle.

Newspaper (also known as Old News Print or ONP)

Miscellaneous Waste Paper
Encompasses most types of clean and dry paper which do not fall into the categories mentioned above, including glossy papers, magazines, catalogs, telephone books, cards, laser-printed white ledger, windowed envelopes, paper with adhesive labels, paper bags, wrapping papers, packing paper, sticky-backed notes, and glossy advertising paper. This mixed paper has limited value in existing markets.

Mixed Waste Paper

Paper that is unsegregated by color, quantity, or grade (e.g., combination of white ledger, newsprint, colored paper, envelopes without windows, computer paper, glossy paper, etc.