Paper

(Last Updated: 3/22/2019)

OK to Recycle:
Mail, junk mail, plain paper envelopes, catalogs, magazines, newspaper, office paper, lined writing paper, colored paper, construction paper, paper bags, food boxes, soft cover books, phone books.
  • Flat, dry, and clean.
  • Larger than a postcard. If it is smaller than a postcard (post-it notes and scraps), put it in your garbage.
  • Envelope windows, staples, and labels are OK, but remove plastic bags and binding.
  • Without glue, glitter, or other 3D decoration.
    • Loose. Do not bag recyclables.

 

    Shredded Paper Instructions

Disposal

DO NOT recycle:

  • Dirty or wet paper
  • Paper smaller than a postcard (post-it notes or scraps)
  • Paper covered in glue, glitter, or paint
  • Receipts
  • Egg cartons
  • Tissue paper
  • Shiny/glossy gift wrap
  • Padded bubble mailers
  • Laminated paper
  • "Paper" you can't tear (ferry tickets, etc.). These are nonrecyclable plastic.

Reduce

Reduce the amount of unwanted mail filling up your mailbox!

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