Gift Wrapping

(Last Updated: 12/18/2020)

Not recyclable:  Gift bags, shiny or glossy wrapping paper, ribbons, tissue paper, and bows.

Recyclable: Flat (not balled up) non-shiny wrapping paper.


​Before you recycle, remove all bows and ribbons. Flatten paper. Shiny paper with glitter or foil belongs in the trash.


Reuse gift bags, paper, bows, ribbon, and tissue paper when possible. Buy reusable gift tins, gift bags, or basket from second hand stores.


Make gift wrap a part of the gift. Use a pillowcase, tea towel, scarf, or reusable shopping bag to wrap up your gift. Try using a wrapping cloth in the Japanese-style.