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Temporary carts are used for office clean outs and large volumes of recyclable goods. Please note: All paper placed in temporary carts must be free of paper clips, binder clips, plastic binders and rubber bands.

Temporary carts should be requested for large volumes of excess paper. If your load consists of one-to-two boxes of paper, please utilize your existing Mixed Paper recycling infrastructure.


  • Temporary carts can be requested from the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling for a two-to-three week period.
  • Due to limited supply and high demand, please prioritize your clean out to take place during your assigned reservation time.
  • To request a temporary cart, please submit a work order. Keep in mind that temporary carts should not be kept inside locked rooms or offices that inhibit OWRR’s ability to pick up and service these containers.
  • Your cart will automatically be scheduled for pick up by OWRR after two-to-three weeks. You will receive an email prior to your scheduled pickup date, notifying you when your cart request is about to expire.

Accepted Materials

  • Office paper
  • Journals
  • Post-It Notes
  • Folders
  • Soft Cover Books
  • Junk Mail
  • Paperboard
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines

NOT Accepted Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Binders
  • Binder Clips
  • Hanging Files
  • Plastic Sleeves
  • Laminated Paper
  • Rubber Bands
  • Unbagged Shredded Paper