Recyclepedia | Can I recycle paper gift bags?

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Paper gift bags like the type used for hostess gifts, birthdays and other special occasions.

Can I recycle paper gift bags?

Holiday and special occasion gift bags are accepted in most local recycling programs, as long as they are 100% paper. Detach and dispose of handles and any non-paper attachments. Dispose of metallic, foil and mylar gift bags in the garbage.

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