Frequent question: How do you recycle shredded paper at home?

What is the best way to dispose of shredded paper?

The best form of disposing of shredded paper for recycling is to put it in a clear paper bag to prevent it from mixing with the rest of the rubbish. This enables the recycling companies to collect the different shredded papers and pile them into bales which is easier for transportation.

Do you recycle or throw away shredded paper?

All paper can be recycled except the really small stuff like shredded paper.

Why can’t you put shredded paper in recycling?

Shredded paper can be recycled, but not all local councils will collect it for recycling, as some paper mills can’t process it. This is because: Shredding paper weakens it; It could pose problems at paper mills e.g. maintenance and fire hazard issues.

Is shredded paper biodegradable?

Is all paper compostable? Paper materials are made of plant matter, which means they are both recyclable and compostable.

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