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Waste Parchment stepping up services

| December 30, 2015
Recycling: The Waste Parchment facility at the intersection of State Routes 93 and 36 is willing to take office paper, shredded paper and cardboard from any business which will bring it to them, all free of charge. Photo contributed to The Beacon

Recycling: The Waste Parchment facility at the intersection of State Routes 93 and 36 is willing to take office paper, shredded paper and cardboard from any business which will bring it to them, all free of charge. Photo contributed to The Beacon

COSHOCTON – It is so great to have a local company willing to help the community with its services. In this case, it’s Waste Parchment.

Waste Parchment is based out of Millersburg, but owned by Coshocton resident Rocky Smith. It specializes in recycling textbooks from area schools. According to Mark Hoxworth, plant manager, they have been reclaiming the paper from old textbooks for nearly 30 years.

“We have a specialized machine that was made in Canada which removes the binding from the textbooks so we can recover the paper and then send it out to market,” he said.

Hoxworth said the company tries to do all it can to encourage recycling, working with customers to help reclaim as much paper, corrugated cardboard and textbooks as possible. They work with schools, food pantries and businesses in Millersburg and even Coshocton County.

They also have a facility in Coshocton County located just north of the intersection of State Routes 93 and 36. It is just beyond the road which leads to Agland Cooperative. More importantly, they are willing to take office paper, shredded paper and cardboard from any business which will bring it to them, all free of charge.

With the closing of West Rock, this opportunity is greatly appreciated, and hopefully local businesses will be willing to make the short trip to keep recycling going here in Coshocton County.

Waste Parchment is also willing to accept cardboard from the public, but if you would like to do so, call Hoxworth at 330-674-6868. They accept paper, cardboard, etc. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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