“Wake Forest Baptist urgent care locations do not offer appointments, but do provide an online reservation function, which provides insight on when the wait time is shortest.”
Q: We shred our paper in a home shredder, which collects the shredded paper in a large plastic bag. Since plastic bags cannot be put in our curbside recycling bin, what is the best way to correctly dispose of this shredded paper?
Answer: Almost every rule has an exception and this is the exception to the no plastic bags in the recycling bin rule. Helen Peplowski, the director of sustainability for the City of Winston-Salem, explained how shredded paper is the exception.
“This is a great question as it is a confusing rule. Shredded paper is the only exception to the no-plastic bag rule. Waste Management asks that residents do bag their shredded paper in a clear plastic bag. The clear bag is necessary so those sorting the material at the material recovery facility can tell what the material is and it won’t end up as contamination/trash.”
Q: I applied for a new Social Security card recently. When I received it, the instructions included said, “Do not laminate.” Why can’t I laminate it?
Answer: The Social Security Administration says not to laminate your card because, “lamination prevents detection of many security features. However, you may cover the card with plastic or other removable material if it does not damage the card.”