Paper Bags

Recycle

Updated on November 27, 2018

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Instructions

If paper bag is clean and dry, then place in blue recycling cart. If bag is greasy or food-stained, put in green compost cart.

Alternatives

Bring a reusable bag (cloth, paper, or plastic) or hand carry items if you’re only picking up a few things.

Facts

Paper bags can only be recycled a handful of times. They're made up of long fibers that get shorter each time it's recycled, making each bag less durable and strong, and more difficult to recycle the next time.

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