Put in Recycling Cart/Bin

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

Newspaper Bag

Recycle Bag with Other Plastic Films

Newspaper bags can be recycled with plastic film, which are recycled separately from plastic container recycling. Find out how to recycle plastic bags and film.


Compost It

You can compost newspapers because they are made from paper that is clean and non-treated; almost all modern newspapers are printed using a plant-based ink.

Ways to Reuse


Use as Packaging

Consider using newspaper for packaging instead of bubble wrap. Bubble wrap and packing peanuts cannot be recycled, while newspaper is cheaper and more eco-friendly.

Did You Know?

How Paper Gets Recycled

Newspapers make up the largest portion of curbside recycling programs in weight and volume.