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. Where can I find more information about the Curbside Recycling Program?
8. Why can’t I recycle plastics without a neck if they are #1 or #2?
9. Does the County accept the same items as recyclable at our convenience centers and for curbside collection or are different items allowed?
10. What Color are the James City County Recycling Carts? Also, what size do they come in?
11. Will TFC service my personal recycling cart?
12. What time does my recycling cart have to be curbside?
13. If I forget to bring my cart outside by 7 a.m. on my collection day, will TFC come back to service me?
14. What if my items are out by 7 a.m. and I am not serviced?
15. Will TFC remove my items if they are on the ground? What is the correct way to remove items? Do they service the small recycling containers?
16. Can TFC or a JCC employee remove recycling items or products from other provided companies?
17. Can James City County service my trash and recycling?
18. Can I request additional collections if I have a lot of items?
19. Can I exchange my current cart for a new one? Or requests additional carts?
20. Are there any additional charges for an extra collection?
21. How much is the James City County Recycling cart?
22. How often will I be serviced? How will I know I have a collection?
23. When can I expect my cart to be delivered or removed?
24. When do I pay for my recycling services?
25. Where can I locate payments, refunds, and credits?
26. Where can I sign up for auto payment and reminders?