Shredded paper is good to go in the green bin.

Shredded paper is good to go in the green bin.

Shredded paper provides a great sources or carbon, which is an important component of good compost. It also absorbs moisture and smells in your green bin.

Shouldn’t we recycle paper in the yellow bin?

Whole sheets of paper can be recycled through the yellow lid recycle bin. However small pieces of paper including post-it notes, torn up or shredded paper are difficult to collect through the recycling process. The small pieces filter into other recyclable items such as cans, jars and bottles and cause contamination issues. So placing them in the green bin is a much better way to recycle them into compost instead.