Can shredded paper be recycled in Seattle? No, shredded paper is difficult to recycle because the pieces are so small. It flies away and contaminates other recyclable items. You can use shredded paper as mulch for your garden or layer a small amount of it with food scraps in your yard waste bin.
Can you put shredded paper in the recycle bin WA? Paper, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, telephone books, cereal boxes, envelopes, junk mail, pizza boxes (food removed), shredded paper (please note: shredded paper cannot be placed into the recycling bin loose. It must be wrapped in newspaper or placed inside a brown paper bag).
What do you do with paper once it’s shredded?
- Keep it contained. In most cities, shredded paper is recyclable as long as it’s contained.
- Go to a shredding event. Cities host paper shredding events all the time.
- Compost it.
Where do you put shredded paper? Shredded paper can be disposed of in your mixed recycling bin or (blue) bag. If you produce larger quantities of paper/cardboard its better to segerate it and get a paper/cardboard recycling bin rather than put it in mixed recycling.