Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Shredded Paper

In recycling

Bag long shredded paper in a clear plastic bag and put in the recycling.

In food and yard waste

Smaller shredded paper like confetti and cross-cut goes in the food and yard waste.

Did you know?

Shredding paper lowers the quality of the paper fiber for recycling, so it’s best to shred only when necessary.

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.