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Shredded Paper

Companies such as Staples, Office Max and UPS all provide shredding services at their retail stores.  Please refer to the company’s program to learn more about pricing and locations. Shred-it also provides community events periodically. Check here to find an upcoming event near you.


  • Shredded paper can be placed in a CLEAR plastic bag for recycling. Make sure only to place shredded paper in the bag. This is the only time plastic bags should be used for recycling.
  • Shredded paper should not be placed loose in your recycling bin as it can contaminate the load of recyclables.
  • Shredded paper should not be placed in an opaque bag as Rumpke cannot clearly see the contents.


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