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Attention Coupon Clippers!

TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” show has spurred several recent calls from area residents asking to come to ACUA’s Recycling Center to sift through old newspapers in a search of coupons.  TLC’s Extreme Couponing segment “Dumpster Diving for Coupons”shows coupon seeking mom Joanie trek to the local paper recycling drop off  with her young son and friend to dig for coupons.  Unfortunately, this is not an option at the ACUA.  ACUA collects recycling “Single Stream” which means that paper is mixed with bottles and cans.  Everything recyclable goes in one container, which makes Single Stream super easy for residents and businesses. Single Stream recycling also saves big on collection costs. “Packer” trucks with greater capacity can be used in place of recycling trucks partitioned for dual stream recycling. A bigger truck and mixed recycling translate into a more efficient collection system. Sorting through mixed recyclables is hazardous, and for safety reasons, “extreme couponing” at the ACUA is prohibited.  ACUA suggests that coupon clippers organize local coupon drops to collect inserts before they reach the curb or the tipping floor at the ACUA’s recycling center!


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