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Getting Back To Basics With Paper Recycling

By Recyclebank |

Time to review what types of paper are and aren’t recyclable curbside. Check it out and see how much you know!


What other kinds of paper do you struggle with when recycling? Share in the comments below!

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  • Heather B. 1 day ago
    What about stickers on paper envelopes or on paper? Or foil printing? Glitter on cards or paper? Do these things render the paper unrecyclable?
  • John W. 1 month ago
    TV ads here are saying shredded paper isn't recyclable because the loose shreds are difficult/impossible to separate or they fall through and gum up the conveyor system. However, I checked with American Waste Control's feed Mr. Murph program. I learned that recycled paper can be recycled if it is placed in a clear bag (the bigger, the better to make it easier for workers to spot) so that workers can recognize it and manually dump the paper in the processing bin. We don't yet have curbside recycling, but are testing two different approaches simultaneously in different areas of the city.
    • BenD@Recyclebank 1 month ago

      Whether shredded paper is recyclable curbside depends on your hauler, so be sure to check with them beforehand.

  • Kimberly A. 1 month ago
    How do I compost and what items should be used.?
    • Gina G. 1 month ago
      Good question, Kimberly, However, it is a very involved process, not easily answered in a sentence or two. I suggest you search it out on this site or Google. There are many complications you need to know and adhere to.
    • Arlene A. 14 days ago
      If you don't find what you need on here, there are some really good youtube videos that teach about all different types of composting .
  • Duane W. 1 month ago
    You can always reuse the bubble mailers. Remember to recycle the paper tubes items like paper towels are rolled around.
  • Cindy W. 1 month ago
    I cut up used paper filters and mix with used grounds and other food items for my compost pile.
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