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Wrapping paper

Disposal options

Regular, uncoated wrapping paper (including tissue paper) is accepted in recycling.

  • No glitter
  • No foil
  • No metallic paper or paper with metallic print
  • No mylar
  • No cellophane
  • No coated paper
  • No ribbons or bows

If wrapping paper has any of the above, it belongs in the trash. If you can’t determine the material, dispose of it with household trash.

Examples of recyclable wrapping paper:

Examples of non-recyclable wrapping paper:

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

Tape can be left on. Remove ribbons and bows for reuse.


To determine if wrapping paper is coated, pinch the edge of the paper and pull it apart slightly. If it stretches, or if you see a plastic or foil layer appear, then it belongs in the trash.