Paper Recycling


Paper Recyclables

Paper is the most recycled material in the municipal solid waste stream. However, only about half of the paper in America is getting recycled after it is used. At First Star Recycling, we collect all paper recycling right from your curbside pick-up.

Unlike other recyclable materials, paper CANNOT be recycled if it is wet or has had oil spilt on it. Since recycled paper is mixed with water, it cannot wash off all the leftover remanence like plastics and metals can.

If you can tear it, we can take it!

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Types of paper recycling that is accepted at First Star:

  • All office paper
  • Books (paperbacks, hardcovers should be ripped off)
  • Catalogs
  • Colored paper
  • Envelopes even with plastic windows
  • Folders
  • Inserts
  • Magazines
  • Mail
  • Newspaper with adds (no bags)
  • Paper bag
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper towel and toilet paper cardboard tubes
  • Phonebooks
  • Shredded paper (put in plastic bag to minimize potential blow-away)
  • Sticky notes
  • Tissue boxes
  • To-go bag
  • White paper
  • Wrapping paper

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First Star DOES NOT currently accept the following paper recycling products:

  • Napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Tissue paper
  • Wax paper
  • Wet Paper
  • Oil-contaminated paper

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