Always in the green bin: shredded paper and sticky notes

Shredded paper, sticky notes and other small pieces of paper can go in your green bin.

Paper provides a great source of carbon, which is an important component of good compost. It also has the added bonus of absorbing the moisture and reducing smells in your green bin.

But it’s paper, shouldn’t it be recycled?

It’s true that whole sheets of paper can be recycled through the yellow bin, but small pieces of paper are difficult to collect through the recycling process, as they filter into other recyclable items such as cans, jars and bottles and cause contamination issues.