Staples, Labels and Stickers Are OK
Paper can be recycled with staples, labels and stickers attached. These items are small contaminants that are removed during the recycling process.
No Glitter, Glue or Paint
A piece of 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. Find out what to do with shredded paper.
Ways to Reduce
Many companies have already made the transition to becoming “paperless.” Take stock of your business activities and see what could be handled or stored online instead of on paper. Learn how to go paperless.
Ways to Reuse
Use Both Sides
Always try to use both sides of the paper for printing and writing. Duplex printers are able to print double-sided pages. If you have paper with print on one side, keep it to use as scratch paper.
Use as Packing Material
Used office paper works great as packing material to protect items during shipping or storage.