Paper egg cartons – Butler Green Farms
Paper tubes – Scrappy Art Lab


Some types of paper are not recyclable but are suitable for composting in commercial service yard waste bins.
The following are compostable, not recyclable, either because their fibers are too short to make new paper or because they are soiled.

  • Paper egg cartons (first remove and trash paper label) – will reuse.
  • Paper towels
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Pizza boxes (greasy portion only-clean part goes in recycling; remove any stickers on box; do not include paper lining)
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper tubes

Note: Do not compost paper tea bags. The majority of paper tea bags contain plastic fibers used in the sealant, as well as a potentially troubling chemical called epichlorohydrin that’s added to prevent the bag from breaking.

Last updated 10/12/21