Paper towels, napkins, and tissues

Paper towels, napkins, and facial tissues are not recyclable, because their fibers are too short to be made into new paper products. 

Paper towels and napkins that have been used with cleaning products or to wipe up any substance that is not edible (including bodily fluids) should be thrown in the trash. Paper towels and napkins that have been used only to wipe up food and beverage spills or to dry hands may be composted at home or should be thrown in the trash. 

Consider reusable cloth alternatives like Swedish dish towels to single-use paper towels, cloth napkins to paper napkins, and handkerchiefs to tissues.

Paper products are not accepted for composting at any of our sites.