These materials are accepted at both the drive-through and drop-off locations:
Hardcover (a few at a time)
Brown Paper Bags
Envelopes, including manila & those with cellophane windows
Newspapers and glossy inserts
Paperboard (like cereal and shoe boxes)
Reminder: Do not place your recyclable items in plastic bags. Please use paper bags instead.
These paper products are not recyclable at the Recycling Center:
Pizza boxes, because of the grease (may be composted)
Dark colored papers, such as a black malfunction from a copier
Egg cartons, because of the glue (may be composted)
Paper tubes, because of the glue (may be composted)
Release paper from stickers
Junk Mail & Newspaper - recycled into books, magazines, office paper, egg cartons, etc.
Recycled Notebook & Computer Paper - recycled into toilet paper, tissue paper, paper towels, napkins, etc.
Magazines - recycled into newspaper or new cardboard boxes
Paperboard - recycled into additional paperboard, paper towel rolls, or paper backing for roof shingles
Cardboard - recycled into paper bags, packaging products, and new cardboard boxes.
Other- recycled into padded mailer envelopes, kitty litter, and insulation.
Unlike most other recyclable items, paper has a shorter lifespan for recycling. Paper is made up of long fibers, so every time paper is recycled those fibers are shortened, making it harder to recycle the next time. On average, paper can be recycled up to 5-7 times. Short fibers can still be used to make things such as egg cartons.