Can I toss loose shredded paper in my blue bin?

The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where our recyclables go, prefers that any shredded or small bits of paper be placed in a paper bag and tossed in your blue bin.  Small pieces of paper can fall through the cracks at the MRF, not making it all the way through to be baled and sold.


Join Your Neighbors and Pledge to Recycle This Year!

St. Louis residents recycle 61 lbs of material every minute, but we can still do better. Will you help us recycle even more?


Young girl holding recycling bin
No thanks.