Why can’t I recycle the boxes from frozen foods?

The boxes from frozen foods have various types of coatings which cause problems when paper mills try to separate the fiber (paper) layer.  They are unlike the shelf stable cartons used for boxed juice and broth and the refrigerated cartons for milk and orange juice, which are coated with a single layer of polyethylene.

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1. Who should recycle?
2. Can I put plastic packing material from cardboard boxes in my recycling?
3. Can I put metal and plastic hangers in curbside recycling?
4. Since I can no longer put my shredded paper in my recycling, what can I do with it?
5. Why can’t I recycle the boxes from frozen foods?
6. Why should I recycle?
7. I want to recycle, but do I have to spend time removing all those staples?
8. Does it help to flatten my aluminum cans?
9. Should I separate all my magazines, newspaper, junk mail, and cereal boxes into separate paper bags for recycling?
10. Can I recycle wrapping paper from holidays and special occasions?