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Waxed paper

Disposal options

Please put waxed paper (also called wax paper or paraffin paper) in the trash with other coated paper.

Waxed paper cannot be reycled or composted.


Regular trash disposal fees apply.

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

Why you can’t recycle or compost waxed paper:

Waxed paper contains synthetic additives derived from petroleum, which make it unsuitable for composting.

Paper is waxed to be moisture resistant – and since the recycling process uses water to break down paper fibers, the wax renders paper unsuitable for recycling.