So, Wait, We Weren't Supposed to Be Recycling Cartons? But Now We Can? Good to Know.

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Finally, a press release from Dallas City Hall that settles a long-simmering argument at my house: "Dallas becomes first major Texas city to add cartons to the list of acceptable recycling items." Son. Of. A. Clearly, I was wrong. Sorry, honey. My apologies. Never shoulda been putting those rinsed-out milk cartons in the blue bin.

Not sure why, though. They are recyclable. See, says so right here: "Yes, cartons are recyclable!" Exclamation point even. That's from the Carton Council, Paul Weller's not-very-good post-Jam spinoff. A rep from from the council will be at the formal intro-of September 8 at the Lovers Lane Central Market, also starring Dwaine Caraway of the city council, who will give a key to the city to a blue recycling cart. From the heads-up:
The City of Dallas with the support of Greenstar North America and the Carton Council is hosting a press conference to introduce the addition of food and beverage cartons as new acceptable items in the city's highly successful curbside recycling program. With this announcement, Dallas will be the first major city in Texas to include cartons in its curbside recycling program. Under the new initiative, residents will be able to place all empty cartons -- such as milk and juice cartons, along with soup and broth, soy milk and wine cartons -- in their blue recycling bins or community recycling drop off containers.
Might wanna lay off that "first major city in Texas" thing, though: Denton already does this.
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Question for the Observer if you're still checking the comments on this story: After all the hoopla two years ago about how forward-thinking the city is with its recycling program, did Dallas quietly stop recycling milk cartons, or is the city's recycling page detailing acceptable items just horribly out of date? 

Recycling_emma
Recycling_emma

You might want to consult with the City of Denton as they do not offer the recycling of cartons on this magnitude and it limited to what TetraPak is able to provide.  Also, Greenstar provides the processing of recyclables for other cities in the metroplex.  The City of Irving uses Greenstar as their recycling processor and is also now able to accept cartons.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Whew, Dallas is the first "major" city. We've been recycling cartons in Richardson for a couple of years now. I figure I would have gotten a notice or something by now if I was doing it wrong.

CollinBabs
CollinBabs

Plano has been doing this for quite awhile.  What took Dallas so long??? Was a contract with Wai Wize involved?

MattL1
MattL1

Denton is a major city now?  Good to know.

ChrisU
ChrisU

don't think we need to worry about recycling 'milk' cartons this weekendHappy Labor Day!

Montemalone
Montemalone

Say what you will about recycling, but Style Council is awesome.

ChrisU
ChrisU

Weller was the STYLE council, and I doubt any cart will be getting a key to the city.happy hour must have started early this weekend.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

For a while, yes: My cousin had gone to England in '83 and brought me back the "Speak Like a Child" single before it had been released Stateside. Big, big fan of that and the first two records. Never did like The Cost of Loving though. When Weller became Winwood.

Wait. What were we talking about again?

Montemalone
Montemalone

Cafe Bleu

And a big bottle of wine and a pack of Gauloises (used to smoke like a chimney in those days)

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