Paper can be recycled at home.
Paper that can be recycled includes:
- Mail, office and school papers
- Magazines and catalogs
- Newspapers and inserts
- Phone books
- Shredded paper in closed paper bags
- Boxes: cardboard, boxes from cereal, crackers, shoes, electronics, toothpaste, medication and other toiletry items
See confidential paper for guidelines on preparing confidential paper for recycling.
Most recycling programs do not accept: pizza boxes, egg cartons, boxes soiled with food, boxes from refrigerated or frozen foods, paper towels, napkins and plates, gift wrap or wrapping paper, hard-cover books, carbon paper or blue print paper and padded envelopes.