Frequent Shredded Paper Recycling Questions

a couple of years ago

Can shredded paper be recycled ?

Paper shredders are not only good for shredding paper and destroying sensitive information, but the paper can also be re-used for other applications or be recycled. However, Shredded paper can be recycled as long as it is shredded to an appropriate size and does not include too many contaminants, such as plastic bag residue.
Keep in mind that shredded paper has to be contained during transportation, so if your community recycling program doesn’t accept paper or plastic bags, it likely won’t take shredded paper.

What can I do with shredded paper?

First of all, You have to check shredded paper to be unreadable. To ensure that smaller pieces do not make a mess in your bin, it is best to contain the shredded paper in a firmly tied, clear plastic bag. Bags that are colored, opaque, or black are not accepted, since it is difficult for the collectors to see what is inside.  If you have larger volumes, there are also recycling depots to take shredded paper for free drop off.


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