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