Material

Manufacturing Process

End use

Newsprint Processed into pulp Newsprint, molded pulp packaging, cellulose, insulation
Office Paper Processed into pulp Office paper, toilet paper, tissue paper
Mixed Paper Processed into pulp Boxboard, corrugated cardboard, gyproc paper, cardboard liners
Plastic Processed into recycled-content particles Non-food containers (eg. detergent, shampoo, etc), plastic bags, plastic containers, carpeting, fleece jackets
Steel (Tin) Cans Melted down into steel New steel cans (for canned goods)
Aluminum Made into sheet aluminum Beverage containers
Tires Ground into 'crumb' rubber Rubberized asphalt, running tracks, playground floors
Household Batteries Precious metals recovered New batteries, stainless steel products
Lead-Acid Batteries Lead plates smelted down, sulphuric acid re-used, plastic processed into recycled-content particles Lead reused to make new lead-acid batteries, sulphuric acid used in fertilizers, plastic sold as raw material for new plastic products
Paint Paint is reprocessed and solvents are extracted Reprocessed paint used in concrete and cement applications, sol-vents used in asphalt production
Used Oil and Filters Oil is re-refined, Steel from oil filters is melted down, plastic is processed into recycled-content particles Oil is made into new lubricating oil products or used as fuel in mills, steel is used in rebar manufacturing, plastic is used in new oil con-tainers, drainage tiles and parking curbs
Electronics and Small Appliances Separated into the following components:
Non-Hazardous Materials
Electronic Scrap
Substances of Concern
Glass, metal, plastic and other component parts are processed and materials recovered. For detailed information on this process, visit
http://www.return-it.ca/electronics/recycling/productrecycling/
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