Some types of paper are not recyclable but are suitable for composting in commercial service yard waste bins.
The following are compostable, not recyclable, because their fibers are too short to make new paper or because they are food-soiled.
Molded paper egg cartons (bottom part only if top has paper label)
Shredded paper (NO shiny paper, NO plastic) – Put in a paper bag to keep from flying away when emptied into the truck. Envelopes with plastic windows or glossy paper mailers have plastic coatings. Recycle these instead.
Pizza boxes (recycle if clean)
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 is added to prevent the bag from breaking.
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