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Shredded paper cannot be recycled in your recycle cart at home. The pieces of paper are too small to sort. They create confetti-like litter at the Recycling Center.
Home shredding also cannot be placed in your yard waste cart. Too much material shredded at home contains plastic, which cannot go in compost. People often shred credit cards, envelopes with plastic windows, and shiny paper. These all have plastic. Throw away material you have shredded at home.
Instead of shredding paper at home, attend a free shred event or use paid services. When you shred with a professional company, the paper can be recycled. That's because it doesn't need to be sorted from other recycling.
We have been hosting periodic shredding events during 2021. See our recycling event calendar.
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Shredded paper has limited uses. Shredding shortens the length of the paper fibers. Short paper fibers can only be used to make lower quality paper products like tissue or bath products. Those products cannot be recycled -- that means the paper can be reused fewer times.
We encourage you to shred only what you need:
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