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What cannot be recycled?

No Styrofoam

No Plastic bags

No Plastic plates, cups, knives, forks, spoons

No Paper plates, cups, napkins

How come these items do not get recycled? The recycling is done at the Rockland county Hillburn recycling centre which accepts a range of items depending upon what market exists. For these particular classes of items listed here, there is not enough commercial demand for the end products and so they do not get recycled. The cost to haul stuff to more distant recycling centres makes it impractical.

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