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  • joanna l. 1 month ago
    When I learned the fact that shredded paper is not good for recycling, I wondered what to do with documents that I had to shred, like bank records...I checked the website for my city and luckily they accept it. It can be mixed with other paper but not put in a plastic bag by itself.
    • joanna l. 1 month ago
      I am saying that you should start by checking with your city to find out if and how you should recycle items. I also learned that the backs of labels are not accepted in nyc.
  • Cheryl T. 1 month ago
    If worried about contamination of paper, I use a glass jar with a lid for old used oil. when 2/3 of the way filled I insert old receipts, used paper towels and napkins into the jar to absorb the oil before placing it into an old supermarket plastic bag the placing it into the garbage. This slows the contamination of oil in the landfills.
  • joanna l. 2 months ago
    I would never compost paper, I think that its too filled with chemicals and the thermal receipts contain BPA. I don't want any of that in my garden.
    • Linda W. 2 months ago
      Hi, Joanna: yes, the thermal type receipts are always a bad idea in recycling or composting. I always just throw them out right away.
  • joanna l. 2 months ago
    We should start by not consuming so much paper and buying sustainable brands.
  • Carmela A. 2 months ago
    Thanks for clarifying
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