Items that we can recycle

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(Item Name) (Item Description) (Important Notes)
Office Paper White Paper, Colored Paper, File Folders, Post –it-Notes, Envelopes, Brochures, Pamphlets, Ream Wrappers, Card Stock, Blue Print Paper, NCR Paper or Duplicate Paper, Manuals and Soft-back books with Bond Paper
If your service is set up to sort office paper from other grades please keep mixed paper (see below), cardboard and books separate from your office paper.
Confidential Paper We offer three services to handle your confidential documents.  Click Confidential Paper Shredding in the left hand column on this page Confidential office paper needs to be kept separate from non confidential office and mixed paper.
Mixed Paper Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs, Phonebooks, Glossy Junkmail, milk/juice cartons (rinsed), flattened paperboard/chipboard If your service is set up to sort office paper from mixed paper, please keep office paper separate from mixed paper
Hard-back Books Books with a hard-back cover Keep hard back books separate from mixed paper and office paper and we can recycle them for you.
Other Paper Grades If you think you have a paper grade that is not in the above categories and you want to recycle it, please call us for more information.
Metal Cans Post consumer aluminum cans and steel cans With our service you are allowed to commingle metal cans, plastic bottles/tubs with glass bottles and jars.
Plastic Bottles and Tubs Post consumer plastic bottles and #5 non-bottle containers. With our service you are allowed to commingle metal cans, plastic bottles/tubs with glass bottles and jars.
Glass Bottles and Jars Post consumer glass bottles and jars With our service you are allowed to commingle metal cans, plastic bottles/tubs with glass bottles and jars.
Corrugated Cardboard Loose Corrugated cardboard and baled cardboard programs Corrugated Cardboard has a wavy layer in between flat layers.  Chipboard does not have this layer and would be considered mixed paper.
Lab Plastics and Lab Glass Bottles Non-hazardous plastic lab plastic items and clean triple rinsed lab glass bottles.  Contact us for types that we can accept It is important to contact us for types of lab items that we can recycle at this time.
Mercury containing Bulbs Any size type of Mercury containing bulbs (Fluorescent bulbs) and ballasts Please contact our office for procedures of handling these bulbs for recycling.
Electronic Scrap Scrap electronics, computers, office equipment, etc.  Any item that has been energized by a battery or electricity would fall into this catagory.  If it has a plug, we can probably take it. Please contact our office for procedures of handling these items for recycling.
Batteries Please contact us for types of batteries that we can recycle. Please contact our office for procedures of handling these items for recycling.
Polystyrene  Foam Aka EPS foam, Styrofoam, etc.   Contact us for details of collecting and recycling of this item.
Other Items If there is a market for something you would like to recycle, we can help!  Please contact us.


Shimar Recycling
938 Harvest Street
Durham, NC 27704
919-680-6262
- www.shimar.com