No Glitter & Glue
A piece of construction paper that’s covered with lots of glitter, glue, and/or paint contains too many contaminants to go through the paper recycling process.
How Small Is Too Small?
Sometimes small bits of paper cannot be recycled because they get lost in the recycling process. In general, try to recycle everything receipt-sized or larger. Shredded paper is too small and should be thrown away.
Ways to Reuse
Use Shredded Paper as Packing Material
Shipping out something fragile? Reuse your shredded paper as packing material to protect items during shipping.