How should I dispose of shredded paper?

Shredded paper is difficult to recycle, so please only shred documents that need to be shredded.

For small amounts of shredded paper:

  1. Put shredded paper in a paper bag or in a used, oversized paper envelope
  2. Secure it at the top with a staple or by folding it over. 
  3. Label the bag "SHREDDED PAPER" and place it in your blue bin.

For business or individuals that shred paper in large quantities, the optimal route is to hire a shredding company (please check in with the company to make sure the paper gets recycled).