What Materials Work Well for Office Paper Recycling Bins?

What Materials Work Well for Office Paper Recycling Bins?

Recyclers should familiarize themselves with their recycling company's policies regarding paper sorting before deciding which materials to toss into a paper recycling bin, reports WM.com. Although some organizations use mixed paper bins to collect different types of paper, others require that low-grade paper is separated from high-grade paper into separate recycling bins.

Low-grade papers include colored paper and newsprint, while high-grade papers include high-end printer paper or letterhead that does not feature bright colors. Most of the time, corrugated cardboard is recycled separately from paper products and should not go in a paper-recycling bin. However, it may be possible to include flattened, clean cardboard of all types in mixed paper recycling bins, states Stanford.edu.