Our recycling contractor does not accept wrapping paper. The materials that go into making wrapping paper often lead to the paper not being accepted at paper mills.
- Wrapping paper is heavily dyed, laminated and/or contains non-paper additives such as glitter and plastics that cannot be recycled;
- Some wrapping paper is very thin and contains very few good quality fibres for recycling;
- Unacceptable materials are often mixed with wrapping paper such as sticky tape, foil wrapping, bubble wrap, ribbons, bows and tissue paper.
A full list of unacceptable blue box items is available here: http://www.sarnia.ca/living-here/garbage-and-recycling/recycling-guidelines