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[noun] -- a substance made from wood pulp, rags, straw, or other fibrous material, usually in thin sheets, used to bear writing or printing, for wrapping things, etc.

[recycl-onym] -- all recycled paper products can, in turn, be made into new paper products.

We can recycle a wide-variety of paper materials together now.  The hardest part about recycling paper used to be figuring out what kind of paper it is.  Now we group them all together in one container: newspapers, magazines and catalogs plus what we used to call mixed paper. Here is a breakdown on what can and cannot be recycled:

  • Cardboard -- boxes that have visible corrugations in them
  • Phonebooks -- we've all seen lots of these
  • Paper-- generally if what you have doesn't fit into one of the above categories, chances are you have a paper item suitable for curbside pickup.
  • Shredded Paper -- shredded office paper is recyclable but not curbside; deliver to Ohio Gulch Recycling Center.

«« Click on the items on left to select the recyclable paper item you're interested in.

Did you know...

  • Now you can recycle all your paperboard items, including cereal boxes, shoe boxes, paper six-pack cartons, etc with your "fiber".  Doing so can significantly reduce your trash.
  • Locally generate nearly $110,000 from recycling paper products.  We recycle over 1500 tons of paper products each year, with cardboard leading the way followed by newspapers, magazines, and mixed paper.  Cardboard is by far the most valuable paper items generating nearly $69,000 annually, whereas newspapers generate nearly $18,000, magazines $14,000 and mixed paper $7,000.
  • This generally how paper is recycled:
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