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  • David K. 1 year ago
    I don't put personal information in the recycle bin, but rather shred it, and put the shredded paper in the composter, along with nitrogen sources (plants, coffee grounds, etc.) BTW, our local starbucks gives its used coffee grounds to anyone who will take them.
  • Caroline L. 1 year ago
    I work in a home office and I used to have to find a special place to dispose of the shredded paper because our trash recycling program wouldn't take it. It "clogs" their machinery. Then I read that shredded paper could be used for compost. I thought to myself "That won't work." But, guess what. I tried it. And surprise, surprise! It works! I poured a bag full of compost on top of my compost pile (without mixing it in) and within a month it had almost all disappeared. I guess we're never too old to learn something.
  • Steeven L. 1 year ago
    I use the back of junk letters with mostly blank space to print non important stuff on computer
  • Carolyn C. 1 year ago
    I cut out the blank parts of mail for scrap paper note pads and recycle or compost the rest of the page.
  • Michael C. 1 year ago
    I don't recycle paper (I use to), because there is no place to drop it off. I do recycle cardboard, often 20 to 40 pounds per month, plus plastic (15 lbs), and tin cans (20 lbs).
    • Karen K. 1 year ago
      * ask someone to take to their office.
      Perhaps Staples will take.
      Read how others are composting -
      Perhaps you can find a recycling company to come to your neighborhood 2x a month.
      Where do you live? I would luke to start a paper recycling program and make the BIG Bucks recycling companies make!
    • Michael C. 1 year ago
      No one in this area recycles paper, or glass. I've been told its just not worth the cost or effort to collect it at this time. The plastic and cardboard I drop off in Clovis, NM goes to El Paso, while the tin cans I drop off in Amarillo go to the Dallas area.
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