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Recycling Mixed Paper

Locations for recycling mixed papers:



DO Include:

  • White and colored paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Journals
  • Phone books
  • Soft cover books
  • Hard cover books - with covers removed
  • Brochures
  • Envelopes - even windowed
  • Manila folders
  • Hanging file folders
  • Invoices
  • Bond stock
  • Letterhead
  • Forms
  • Computer printouts - no carbons
  • Photocopy wrappers
  • Index cards and sheets
  • Writing paper
  • Drawing or note paper
  • Register rolls
  • Binder dividers - paper only
  • Wrapping paper
  • Greeting cards
  • Blue prints
  • Paper cups (ie, water cooler cups)
  • Cardboard boxes

DO NOT Include:

  • Foil wrappers
  • Carbon paper
  • Self carbonized paper
  • Food and food wrappers
  • Typewriter ribbon
  • Polystyrene cups
  • Sticky tape
  • Adhesive labels
  • Facial tissue
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Cellophane
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper clips
  • Metal binder fasteners
  • Waxed cardboard boxes


Did you know?

  • At least 38.9% of the US waste stream is paper.
  • Americans throw away 44 million newspapers every day. That's the same as dumping 500,000 trees into landfills every week.
  • Americans use 85 million tons of paper every year. That's about 680 pounds per person per year. To make all that paper we use more than a billion trees.
  • Recycling one ton of paper saves:
    • 17 trees
    • 6953 gallons of water
    • 463 gallons of oil
    • 587 pounds of air pollution
    • 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space
    • 4077 kilowatt hours of energy
  • If every household reused a paper grocery bag for one shopping trip, about 60,000 trees would be saved.


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