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Paper Towels, Napkins & Tissues

Disposal Options

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 thrown in the trash. Consider reusable cloth alternatives to single-use paper towels, napkins, and tissues.

Paper products are not accepted for composting at the District Transfer Station or at town drop-offs. 


The fee associated with your town drop-off or curbside collection service applies for this item.


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