(Last Updated: 3/22/2019)
Drop-Off Recycling Only. Don't recycle shredded paper in your curbside recycling cart.
Shredded paper is too small to be sorted by the machines that sort our recycling. In fact, they become tangled in the machines and make recycling more difficult and expensive.
Drop-Off Recycling Sites: It's easy to take your sensitive documents to a drop-off shredding business or kiosk. The businesses listed below shred paper at their stores, do-it-yourself shredding kiosks, or at one-day Community Shred Events.
Compost Option: If there is no plastic in your shredded paper, you can compost it in your curbside compost cart, a backyard compost pile, or a worm composting bin.
Disposal Option: If you can't compost it or take it to a paper shredding company, put shredded paper into a bag and place the bag in your garbage.