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Can I recycle shredded paper?

The rule of thumb for recycling is that items should be larger than the size of your palm. Smaller items can fall through sorting conveyor belts and are disposed as garbage. Shredded paper in cardboard boxes or paper bags can get loose in recycling trucks and at recycling centers and cause contamination.  Shredded paper is no longer accepted at Yakima County Landfills or in curbside recycling.  Shredded paper can be dropped off a Central Washington Recycling in Yakima.  

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1. Is curbside recycling available to me?
2. Why can't we recycle glass in our curbside program?
3. Why can we not recycle glass in Yakima County?
4. How do I recycle my CFL’s and fluorescent tubes?
5. Where do I recycle an old TV?
6. Where do I recycle an old computer?
7. Can I recycle shredded paper?
8. Do the labels need to come off when I recycle my bottles and steel/tin cans?
9. Do I need to remove the caps from my soda bottles and milk jugs?
10. Does Yakima County sell compost?
11. I was charged an Unsecured Load Fee at my last trip to the landfill, what is this?
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