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Did you know that recycling office paper can eliminate 30-70% of your waste? By participating in your office recycling program, or starting one of your own, you can help save Earth's most precious resource - the environment

Looking for recycling containers for your office or business? Check out our Recycling container directory to explore container options.

Waste Reduction Tips

  • Double side photocopies. Not only does it save paper, but it also reduces mailing costs and condenses filing spaces.

  • Buy recycled products. Look for products with recycled content and packaging.

  • Place old office papers in a box marked "recycle" if you don't have an individual recycling bin for your desk. Transfer those papers to the central recycling bin at the end of the day.

  • Proof documents on your computer before printing.

  • Share journals, magazines, newsletters and newspapers rather than having several copies. This will also reduce your subscription costs!

  • Use coffee mugs instead of Styrofoam or paper cups.

  • Create "scratch paper" and memo pads from old stationary.

  • Remove obsolete names of you mailing lists regularly. It will save you the cost of printing and mailing unnecessary publications and letters.

What can we recycle?


  • White computer or printer paper.
  • White stationary and notepads
  • Magazines
  • Index cards
  • Manila file folders
  • Plain envelopes
  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Junk mail (please remove cellophane windows)
  • Phone books
  • Cardboard * (Flattened and cut down into a max.of 3 ft squares if placed in 95-gallon rolling cart)


  • Paper ream wrappers
  • Carbon Paper
  • Food wrappers
  • Waxed paper