A-Z Recycling Guide -- Shredded Paper
Recycling Shredded Paper in Boulder County
Already shredded paper can be recycled at the Boulder County Recycling Center in the White Paper/Shredded Paper bin, at the Longmont Waste Diversion Center in the Shredded Paper bin and at the CHaRM in Boulder in the compost bin. Shredded paper should be dumped into the bin from your container or bag. DO NOT put plastic bags full of shredded paper into your recycling bin.
Shredded paper is NOT accepted through single-stream recycling. Learn more about the challenges with recycling shredded paper.
Shredded paper can be composted through curbside composting programs, where available. Please either "sandwich" your shred between other materials or dampen your shred so it doesn't blow in the wind when your bin is emptied. Learn more about composting.
Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)
6400 Arapahoe Rd. (co-located with ReSource)
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (303) 444-6634
Service provided: Eco-Cycle provides a locked bin for residents and businesses to drop off documents for shredding at the CHaRM. There is a fee of $10 per file box. A mobile shredding company comes every other Friday to shred the papers. We do not offer certificates of destruction. Vehicles that come to CHaRM are charged $3 facility use fee per visit in addition to any per-item fees. No need to remove staples or paper clips.
Small quantities of paper that is already shredded are also accepted as compost at the CHaRM. The facility fee will apply.
Please visit the CHaRM website for the full list of accepted materials, fees, current hours and more details.
Longmont Waste Diversion Center
140 Martin Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.