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Do you have to remove staples and paper clips before recycling paper?

Wisconsin State Journal's "Just Ask Us" column explores the question, "Do you have to remove staples and paper clips before recycling paper?"

Pellitteri Waste Systems gives tour, look into recycling process

Pellitteri Waste Systems’ Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on Kipp Street processes 15 tons of recyclables each hour, adding up to nearly 60,000 tons of material that is kept out of landfills each year.

Recycling do's and dont's for the holidays

After the gifts have been unwrapped, what packaging can you recycle? David Pellitteri runs through the do's and dont's of holiday recycling.  WMTV NBC15 Article

Madison marks half-century anniversary as nation's first municipal recycling program

Once Matthews has filled his blue truck — which usually happens by about 10 a.m. — he delivers the haul of paper, bottles, cans and cardboard boxes to Pellitteri Waste Services, where a combination of workers and machines separate and bundle the materials for reuse.

'It's just silly to throw plastic straws everywhere': Local restaurants support no plastic straws

Staff at Pellitteri Waste Systems say there's too many people who think plastic straws can be recycled so when they are sorting through items at their facilities, hundreds of plastic straws get caught in their equipment.

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Stricter import rules in China are adding another complication to Madison’s stressed residential recycling program, which is already dealing with an increase in contaminated materials and a depressed market for recyclable products, say officials.  “As recycling costs are rising, the demand for recycled materials is falling,” says Danielle Pellitteri.

Madison Recycling System sets ambitious goals while educating public on services

Market fluctuations impact what happens in Madison, according to Johnson. China, for example, made changes to the type of scrap material they are willing to import. They also set strict regulations about how much contamination they will accept in the bales of plastic, paper, and other materials that get sold into their country.  

Pellitteri Leads By Example In Sustainability

Pellitteri has expanded its fleet of trucks to include four compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to take advantage of the abundant American-generated natural gas and the growing number of CNG stations – including those popping up at landfills around the country where the gas given off from trash is converted into truck fuel

New city refuse contracts to save $1.5 million through 2021

City of Sun Prairie’s switch of trash and recycling vendors next April will save $1.5 million over the next five years. A $5.5 million, five-year contract with Pellitteri Waste Systems was given a preliminary OK at the Aug. 4 Public Works Committee

Talking Trash: Danielle Pellitteri recycles family's success

Danielle Pellitteri is part of a family legacy. The Pellitteri legacy...

Middleton to start weekly recyclables pickup Oct. 1

The city has amended its solid waste collection contract with Pellitteri Waste Systems to have recyclables picked up every week instead of every two weeks, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1.