Recycling Shredded Paper
- Posted by Bob
- On March 4, 2015
Emptying a paper shredder bin can create a mess within the house and the entire neighborhood. You cannot simply put shredded paper in your recycling box and have the wind blow it away. You could get fined for polluting and you will probably really annoy your neighbours if your shredded paper ends up getting stuck on trees and rooftops.
If you put your shredded paper in a plastic trash bag and label it shredded paper, the trash collecting employees will put it in the trash. Recycled, shredded paper should be placed in a brown paper grocery bag or other paper shopping bag. When full, simply staple the top of the bag closed and write (PAPER) prominently across the front. Then place the bag in or alongside your green bin with the rest of your recyclable paper and cardboard.
Minimize paper shredding and its mess by taking these steps:
Don’t shred non-sensitive papers like advertisements. Limit shredding to only documents and mail that contains personal information.
Empty the shredder bin often. If shredded paper gets backed up into the shredding mechanism, emptying the bin can be messy.
When emptying the shredder bin, pull out the bin and place it entirely into a brown paper grocery bag. Turn it over and shake gently so that all the paper shreds stay inside the bag.
Fold down the top of the paper bag, tape shut, and flatten it.
Place the bag in your paper recycling bin and place it under flattened newspapers, phone books or other waste paper to weigh it down.
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