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Paper Pledge


Still recyclable after all these years!

Paper is really valuable and easy to turn into new paper even when it's old and used. Recycle it!

We all use a product made of paper every day. Recycling one ton of paper saves 3,700 pounds of wood, 24,000 gallons of water and creates jobs in our local economy.

Did you know more than 40% of what ends up in our landfill is paper that could have been recycled? In the landfill, paper is a wasted resource, but if we keep it out of the landfill by recycling it paper can be made into new paper items over and over, many times.

Don't let one piece of paper hit the garbage can.

Take the paper recycling pledge.

Remember newspaper and newspaper inserts, cardboard, junk mail, envelopes, catalogs, magazines, home office, printer and craft paper of all shapes, sizes and colors can be recycled.

  • Add a recycle bin to your home office to make recycling more convenient.

  • Print less or print double sided.

  • Recycle cardboard boxes - from small cereal boxes to large shipping boxes. Don't forget to flatten; flattening helps and takes up less space in the recycling bin.

  • Stop junk mail and phone book and catalog waste through an opt-out service.

  • Food-soiled paper can be recycled in your yard waste cart! Put pizza delivery boxes, dirty paper towels, napkins and uncoated** paper plates in your yard waste cart. You can include shredded paper to absorb liquids from recycled food scraps just layer it with yard waste in your cart.

  • To learn more about paper recycling, click here.

    **Uncoated paper does not have a shiny surface. If you have questions about food soiled paper contact Waste Management at 1 (800) 592-9995.

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