A-Z Recycling Guide -- Wrapping Paper
Wrapping paper is accepted in recycling for a limited time around the holiday season. Find dates and locations in our Holiday Recycling Guide.
Tissue paper without glitter or other non-paper items attached can be composted at the CHaRM (fees apply, depending on volume – visit www.ecocycle.org/charm for more information) or at the compost drop-off site at the Longmont Waste Diversion Center. Tissue paper is not accepted in curbside compost bins.
Wrapping paper is a very low-grade material and normally considered a contaminant in the recycling bin because of its high clay and ink content and low fiber content. Eco-Cycle strongly recommends the use of wrapping paper alternatives (find tips here). Save and store ribbons, bows and wrapping paper for reuse again next year before recycling.
We cannot accept metallic wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, ornaments, tissue paper, fluorescent or dark paper, or wrapping paper covered with tape.