Have you ever wanted to know if it is okay to recycle paper towels, paper napkins and tissues in your recycling cart along with other paper products?
Well, the answer is really quite simple.
These items are not accepted in recycling carts if they are contaminated in any way.
Only clean paper products should go in your recycling cart.
Good Green Habits for Paper Towels, Napkins, and Tissues
Here’s the disposal scoop for these types of paper products:
- Put used paper towels, paper napkins, and facial tissues, in your garbage cart. Do not place them in toilets or recycling and green waste carts.
- Place toilet tissue in toilets or garbage carts. Toilet tissue cannot be recycled at this time.
- You can place “food-soiled paper”―including napkins, paper towels, paper tissues and paper plates ― in your home compost bin since it is biodegradable.
- Or, if your city or garbage company offers a food recycling program, you may be able to place them in your green waste cart to be transferred to a composting facility.
- If you aren’t sure if you can recycle paper towels and other paper, contact your disposal company and ask them!