Construction Paper

Put in Recycling Cart/Bin

Recycle clean paper. Staples and tape are OK. Do not recycle paper that has foil or grease/food residue.

Glitter

No Glitter & Glue

A piece of construction paper that’s covered with lots of glitter, glue, and/or paint contains too many contaminants to go through the paper recycling process.

shredded-paper

How Small Is Too Small?

Sometimes small bits of paper cannot be recycled because they get lost in the recycling process. In general, try to recycle everything receipt-sized or larger. Shredded paper is too small and should be thrown away.

Ways to Reuse

Use Shredded Paper as Packing Material

Shipping out something fragile? Reuse your shredded paper as packing material to protect items during shipping.

Did You Know?

Why Shredded Paper Can Be Hard to Recycle

Shredding a piece of paper shortens its fibers, which reduces its value. Shredded paper is almost too small to be useful to recyclers. It’s possible for shredded paper to contaminate the recycling process by slipping past the paper-making screens.