Paper Towels

Compost

Updated on November 27, 2018

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Instructions

Put the soiled paper towels in the green cart, even if they have food or food grease on them. If they were used to clean up non-compostable materials (like bleach, windex, or petroleum based materials) put them in the grey (landfill) cart.

Alternatives

Bring a washable dishcloth or buy paper towels made of 100% recycled content and/or that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified.

Facts

If every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber paper towels (70 sheets) with 100% recycled ones, we could save 544,000 trees.

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