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Updated on October 28, 2020



If your photos are newer, digital prints, they can go in your recycling bin along with paper. If your photos are older and needed to be developed, they are a landfill item.


Consider keeping old photographs to use for a new art project, or create a photobook or scrapbook to preserve your photos and memories.

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Processed photos are coated with chemicals from the developing process that don't make for good recycled paper.

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