Spiral notebooks, regardless of whether they have a plastic or metal spiral binding, are recyclable. The preferred way to recycle them, however, is to remove the spiral binding prior to putting the notebook itself into your recycling bin.
Smaller recycling centers may not have the sophisticated mechanisms necessary to remove the spiral binding as the notebook is traveling through the sorting process.
If you are a Borden Waste-Away customer and have spiral notebooks to put into your recycling, it is preferred and very helpful if contaminants such as staples, paper clips and bindings are removed first. If you are not a Borden customer, check with your local recycling center to see what their preference is regarding the process of preparing spiral notebooks for recycling.
With one simple step to separate the paper materials from these contaminants, you can be assured that your spiral notebook will be recycled instead of being headed for the landfill.
For more information on recyclable items visit www.wasteawaygroup.com.