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In 2010, Americans recovered 63.5% of U.S. paper — an 89% increase in recovery since 1990. However, we threw away $2.8 billion worth of paper. Producing recycled paper takes 40% less energy than producing paper from virgin wood pulp.

Tips for Recycling Paper:

  • It is not necessary to remove plastic film from envelopes with windows.
  • It is OK to leave staples in stacks of paper. Please remove rubber bands.
  • Soft-back books, books with stapled binding and phone books are fully recyclable. Spiral-bound books must have the plastic removed prior to recycling.
Select a material to find more information and to see where it may be recycled in the area:

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority is the central resource for waste reduction in the county with a focus on the education and awareness of sustainable techniques and initiatives.

Kanawha County
Solid Waste Authority
600 Slack Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-4477

Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm