Paper

(Last Updated: 8/14/2019)

You can recycle paper in your curbside recycling bin and at all of our drop-off recycling facilities.

Accepted paper: Mail, junk mail, paper envelopes, catalogs, magazines, food boxes, newspaper, office paper, writing paper, colored paper, construction paper, paper bags, phone books, and soft cover 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 Is Not Accepted for Recycling

Do not put shredded paper into your curbside recycle bin or bins at drop-off recycling facilities. It is too small to recycle with current sorting technology. See shredded paper recycling 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.


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