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Padded envelopes are mixed material items, which can be difficult to recycle. Paper envelopes with plastic padding go in the gray cart. Paper envelopes with paper padding go in the blue cart. Envelopes with windows made of cellulose are recyclable and can go in blue cart.
Use recyclable envelopes or a common paper envelope, then insert a padded material into the envelope, which can be separated from the paper for recycling, later. Also consider reusing your padded envelopes the next time you need to mail something.
Although convenient, most padded envelopes are not recyclable because it is difficult and expensive to seperate the plastic materials from the paper.
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