Clean, dry newspaper is recyclable in most York County curbside bins and recycling drop-offs. 

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 compostable, are not recyclable and should be disposed of 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.