Paper & Cardboard

Types of Recyclable Paper and Cardboard

Paper and cardboard are the most common recyclable materials in our homes. Types of common cardboard and paper recyclables include:

  • Office paper
  • Newspaper
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Phone books and catalogs
  • Shoe boxes
  • Cereal and snack boxes
  • Tissue boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Beverage carriers
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Frozen food boxes

How to Recycle Paper

Use a black marker to redact any sensitive information on the paper (if any) before placing it in your cart.

Flatten boxes and cardboard to save space before putting it into your recycling cart.

Not Recyclable

Any paper or cardboard that is wet or has food on it should go into your trash. Other items not recyclable:

  • Pizza boxes
    • Tip: If there is no grease or residue on the top of the pizza box, you can tear that part off and recycle it. Any part with food or grease should be thrown in the trash cart.
  • Single-use and single-serve beverage cups
  • Paper plates or cups
  • Wrapping paper