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Can I recycle shredded paper?

September 29, 2011 |  7:00 am

Shredded paper can be recycled in Los Angeles' blue bins, but it needs to be enclosed in a plastic bag or some other container to prevent the small paper pieces from flying out as the bin is emptied into the collection truck.

Recycled shredded paperBecause policies and recommendations can vary from city to city, each week we ask a sampling of officials from various municipalities to weigh in. Can you recycle shredded paper in ...

Burbank: Yes, if placed in a paper bag. The city prefers that shredded paper be dropped at its Recycle Center in the white paper bin.
Glendale: Yes, if placed in a clear plastic bag, paper bag or cardboard box.
Long Beach: Yes.
Los Angeles: Yes, if placed in a bag or other container.
Manhattan Beach: Yes, if placed in a bag.
Riverside: Yes.
Santa Monica: Yes.
Torrance: Yes, if placed in a sealed bag.
Unincorporated L.A. County: Yes.
Ventura: Yes.


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