What can I do with shredded paper?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

Shredded paper is included in curbside recycling programs in BC.  To ensure that smaller pieces do not make a mess in your bin, it is best to contain the shredded paper in a bag.  Certain municipalities in BC require shredded paper to be in a firmly tied, clear plastic bag, while others require shredded paper to be contained in a paper bag instead.  To find out the guidelines in your area, please contact your municipality or call the RCBC Recycling Hotline.  If you have larger household volumes, there are also recycling depots to take shredded paper for free drop off.  For more information, contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline.   

If you wish to have your paper shredded, there are also a number of shredding companies located across the Province.  These services vary to include on site drop-off, as well as mobile shredding services that come to your place of residence or business.  For shredding companies in your area, contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline.

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