CARDBOARD & PAPER PRODUCTS
There are endless ways to "recycle" books. Yard sale, friends, local library (Paso Robles Library does accept them, visit the Library Support page for details), and used bookstores. For a listing of places that accept or even buy used books, visit the IWMA Used Books page.
There are a few ways to dispose of your cardboard in the City of Paso Robles. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility, the Paso Robles Landfill and Paso Robles Recycling all accept cardboard and Paso Robles Waste Disposal will pick up small amounts in your blue bin recyclables for pickup on your regular trash day or you can drop it off in the large containers provided at their Riverside Avenue location. For other locations throughout SLO County that accept cardboard, visit the IWMA Cardboard Recycling Page.
Recycle junk mail? Most of us want to STOP it altogether! Actually, this section will provide ways to work towards both. You can place junk mail in your blue bin for curbside pickup by Paso Robles Waste Disposal along with all your other recyclables. Think about what you're putting in the bin though, and make sure you haven't provided a means for identity theft (name, social security, account numbers, etc.). Now for the really good part, visit the IWMA Junk Mail page for ways to get off mailing lists and stop that junk mail!
Magazines are one of the more expensive things to recycle because there is not a market for recycled paper of this type. There are however, several unique ways to "recycle" your used magazines.
- Paso Robles Public Library accepts them. Donations of weekly magazines up to 3 weeks old and monthly magazines up to 2 years old are accepted at the library or the Friends Store during regular business hours. Visit the Friends of the Library page for details regarding donations.
- Schools and churches often need old magazines for children's projects. Check the local phone book for phone numbers.
- Craft/Hobby Stores may be able to pass on gently read hobby/craft magazines. Check the local phone book for stores.
If you only have a very few to recycle, you can put them in your blue bin for curbside pickup by Paso Robles Waste Disposal. The Landfill and Paso Robles Recycling also accept magazines.
For more information and other suggested places to take your glossies, visit the IWMA page on recycling magazines.
Newspaper is acceptable in the blue bins provided by Paso Robles Waste Disposal for their curbside recycling program. You can even include the glossy ads that come in the paper. Paso Robles Recycling also accepts newspapers as does the Paso Robles Landfill.
Paso Robles Waste Disposal provides large bags, carts or bins to Businesses for office paper (both colored and white). Pickups are done on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a will call or weekly basis. Contact Paso Robles Waste Disposal for program details. At home, paper can be put into the blue bin for curbside pickup with all of your other recyclables.
Just Moved? Paso Robles Waste Disposal accepts packing paper (bagged please) at their Riverside Avenue location.