If you shred your paper at home you have to throw it in the trash. Why? If you were to try to recycle it afterwards it could end up contaminating the entire load at the recycling facility. But, if you take shredded paper to one of our shredding events they are able to capture it properly and recycle it. The shredding events are at all of the Hazardous Waste Collection Days, they are scheduled once a month April thru November.