PAPER

Roots Recycling accepts clean recyclables only.  No liquid or food residue. 


 

You do not have to remove staples, paper clips, plastic windows, or tape.

Please keep shredded paper bagged separately.

 

ACCEPTED

  • Office Paper 
  • Newspaper
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Junk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Magazines
  • Greeting Cards
  • Envelopes
  • File Folders
  • Hard-Cover Bound Books -at an additional charge. Reusing or donating books to libraries, schools and non-profits is highly encouraged first. 
  • Soft-Cover Bound Books
  • Shredded Paper - keep shredded paper in a separate bag.
  • Stationary
  • Receipts
  • Butcher Paper (clean)

NOT ACCEPTED

  • Paper Napkins - compostable
  • Paper Towels - compostable
  • Tissue Paper - compostable
  • Wax Paper
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Paper Cups & Plates - paper plates and cups (i.e. Starbucks cups) are covered in a waxy substance to prevent leaching of liquids through the paper. This wax causes paper cups and plates to be non-recyclable. *TIP: Bring your own cup or plate.
  • Carbon Paper
  • Construction/Neon Paper - these dark or super-bright papers are made with beater dyes and because they contain so much dye, the are no longer recyclable.
  • TYVEK Envelopes
  • Labels or Stickers