Can I put shredded paper in the curbside recycling cart?

Shredded paper is not allowed in the curbside cart with one exception–if the shredded paper is in long strips (not crosscut into short strips or confetti) it can be placed in a paper bag and put into the curbside recycling cart. Otherwise it needs to be disposed of in the regular trash.

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1. What can I put in my cart?
2. Can I still recycle my yogurt cups?
3. Can I put shredded paper in the curbside recycling cart?
4. Which plastic numbers does the County accept?
5. Why can’t I recycle #3-7 plastics?
6. Why isn’t there more information on what plastics can’t go in the cart?
7. Why can’t I recycle plastics without a neck if they are #1 or #2?
8. Does the County accept the same items as recyclable at our convenience centers and for curbside collection or are different items allowed?