Paper Recycling

NEW Paper Recycling Information!

If you sort your paper into the categories below, we will no longer charge you for your mixed waste paper! (Secure documents still have a charge – call about our Document Destruction services).

We now have several categories for paper, and the prices we pay are different for each category.

In all categories, paper must be flattened and not crumpled up.

(Please note: the prices below are for when you bring paper in to our facility. If you need us to pick up your paper, there is a charge for that service. Please call for details!)

Please remove:
Wax-coated paper, foil or foil-coated paper, plastic or plastic-coated paper, carbon paper, photos, colored hanging- and file- folders, paper plates, napkins, paper towels, or Kleenex. Please no garbage, rubber bands or plastic.

Fastener/Medical file folders can be included in with Category A paper, as long as the metal part is removed. See the sample picture below.

CATEGORY ‘A’
WE PAY A PENNY PER POUND
NOTES
  • Colored Paper (Pastel)
  • Copy Paper
  • Manila Folders
  • Office Paper
  • Post-Its (light colored only)
  • Printer Paper
  • White Paper
  • No astro-brights, fluorescent or bright colors
    (bright colored paper goes in Category “C”)
  • Can be mixed in with Category “B” paper, but you’ll get paid Category “B” price for it.
  • Staples, small paper clips, small/mini metal clips, and minimal rubber bands are acceptable.

 

CATEGORY ‘B’
WE PAY HALF A PENNY PER POUND
NOTES
  • Brochures
  • Catalogs
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Paperback Books
  • Phone Books
  • Slick Glossy Paper
  • Window envelopes are OK
  • No astro-brights, fluorescent or bright colors
  • (bright colored paper goes in Category ‘C’ below)

 

CATEGORY ‘C’
WE TAKE THIS PAPER FOR FREE
NOTES
  • Astrobright, fluorescent, bright paper or PostIts
  • Blueprints
  • Chipboard, paperboard, non-corrugated cardboard
  • Egg Cartons (must be nested together or flattened)
  • Paper Ream Wrappers
  • Shredded Paper
  • Tin Can Labels
  • Chipboard includes cereal boxes, soda boxes, shoe boxes, paper towel rolls, tablet backs.
  • This paper must be separated from other Category ‘A’ and ‘B’ paper to be accepted for free
  • No rubberbands.
  • No metal bigger than a small paperclip.
  • No metal clips.
  • Staples are ok.

Other types of paper…

Hardback Books Now accepting hardback books for free!
Corrugated Cardboard We pay half a cent a pound.

Must be flattened. Keep separate from all other paper

Newspaper We pay 2 cents per pound.

Must be kept separate from all other paper. Inserts that come with newspapers are ok. May be bagged in paper bags.