Paper

Many paper products in good usable condition can be donated.  An internet search such as “donate (gift wrap, office paper, toilet paper, etc.) York PA” will show organizations that accept these materials for donation.

Clean, dry newspaper is recyclable in most York County curbside bins and recycling drop-offs. To verify what items are recyclable in your municipality, contact them directly.

Other paper items such as office paper, envelopes, junk mail, magazines, catalogs and paper bags are not recyclable curbside in most York County municipalities. However, there are some York County businesses that accept these items for recycling via drop-off (click here for more information). To verify what items are recyclable in your municipality, contact them directly.

Tissues, paper towels, napkins, gift wrap, paper plates and cups, even if they are biodegradable or compostable, are not recyclable and should be disposed in the regular trash or composted using specific composting methods for these materials.  An internet search such as “compost paper plate, cup, etc.” will provide information regarding composting these materials.