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Paper Recycling

You may dispose of most paper items in your blue recycling bin. Paper is about 30% of all the waste we dispose of each year.

Find out about the many ways of disposing of paper below.


Paper is made from natural fibers, mostly wood. In addition to being easily recyclable, many paper products are also compostable and reusable. However, some papers are contaminated with food and other debris, making them non-recyclable. Take a peek below for specifics.

Recycle these:

Reduce and Reuse these:

Compost these:

Trash these:

Why recycle paper?

All recycling conserves materials and energy. To learn more about these benefits, check out our Why Recycle page.

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