What bag do I put shredded paper in to recycle?
Shredded paper must be placed in paper or recyclable plastic bags, then the bags must be stapled or taped closed and recyclable plastic bags must be tied closed.
How do you dispose of paper shreds?
Recycle bagged, shredded paper and documents:
- In your blue cart.
- At a community recycling depot.
Can you recycle paper that has been shredded?
Books are good, shredded paper is bad
All paper can be recycled except the really small stuff like shredded paper.
Why can’t you put shredded paper in recycling?
Shredded paper can be recycled, but not all local councils will collect it for recycling, as some paper mills can’t process it. This is because: Shredding paper weakens it; It could pose problems at paper mills e.g. maintenance and fire hazard issues.
Is shredded paper garbage or recycle?
The intact waste paper is easily picked from the rest of the trash and recycled to a good quality paper. However, shredded paper is different from a paper that is intact. Shredded paper can be categorised as mixed paper by any rubbish company.
How do you recycle shredded paper recology?
Shredded paper is no longer accepted in recycling or compost carts. The best method of disposal is to participate in a local shred event. Otherwise, please dispose of shredded paper in your garbage.
What happens to shredded paper?
The shredded paper is sent to the recycling company. At the recycling facility, the paper is separated by type and grade, and then it is sent into a machine that compresses the paper into bails so it can be easily transported to paper mills for processing.