Oakland

Wrapping Paper

Wrapping Paper
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Recycle

Instructions

Put common wrapping paper in the blue recycling cart. All paper with a slick, plastic coating, or a shiny, metallic sheen, should be placed in the grey, landfill cart.

Alternatives

Reuse all wrapping paper for as many times as possible before disposal. When you do buy wrapping paper, opt for recycled content and avoid shiny paper. You can also use cloth, expired newspaper and paper grocery bags, to wrap gifts.

Facts

In the paper recycling process, shiny wrapping paper may leave metallic flecks as a residue. Shiny or metallic paper should be sent to the landfill.

Related Items

Wire (bare, not plastic coated, not insulated)
Plastic Containers
Packing Paper & Craft Paper
Rigid Plastic Containers (Clamshells)
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Glass Bottles
Cardboard Tubes
Cereal Boxes
Books
Paper Bags

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