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The city of Seattle prohibits recyclable paper and cardboard in the garbage.

What is acceptable

Staples, small paper clips, and small amounts of tape are permitted. Remove all large paper clips.

What is not acceptable

Waste reduction tips

  • Opt in for paperless billing and notifications when possible.
  • Take notes electronically.
  • Print on both sides of all paper to reduce your use.
  • Create a scratch paper pile of used paper to help reduce new paper use.
  • In the workplace, transition from paper documentation to digital documentation. UW Records Management has resources to help offices make the change.

Visit UW Sustainability’s tips on paper waste reduction.