Paper

(Last Updated: 7/19/2021)

Recycle these paper items in your curbside recycling container and at drop-off recycling facilities:

Accepted Paper:

  • Mail junk mail, paper envelopes, catalogs, magazines and catalogs, food boxes, newspaper, office paper, writing paper, colored paper, construction paper, paper bags, phone books, soft cover books, clean pizza boxes

 

  • Dry and clean

  • Larger than a postcard

  • Without lamination, glue, glitter, or other 3D decoration

  • Loose - do not bag recyclables

  • Envelope windows, staples, and labels are OK, but remove plastic bags and binding

Disposal

These paper items are not accepted for curbside recycling in Kitsap and are not accepted at drop-off recycling facilities:

  • Paper smaller than a postcard (post-it notes or scraps)

  • Paper covered in glue, glitter, or paint

  • Receipts

  • 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.