Paper in many forms is accepted in the Curb It! Recycling program; even after it’s been shredded. Keep these things in mind before you cause a paper trail in your neighborhood!
Limit the amount you are shredding
Although shredded paper is recyclable, it is more valuable when the paper is in larger pieces. Try to limit shredding to only documents and mail containing personal information. If you are worried about your address on junk mail or envelopes, simply black it out with a marker before tossing it in.
To avoid covering your yard with shredded paper confetti it must be enclosed in a paper sack or cereal box; never a plastic bag. The recycling sorting process can’t capture the tiny pieces of paper, and plastic bags send recycling to the trash.
Don’t feel like shredding?
You can also drop-off your confidential documents at Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off and we will shred them for you!
- Cost is $0.50/lb. For all residential and business shredding services.
- Shredding is not done on site. Material is stored in locked containers until it is removed by a certified document shredding company called Datashield.
- Datashield is AAA certified by the National Association of Information Destruction
- Confidential documents only. Do not bring magazines or items that only have your address.