Paper, Magazines & Catalogs

Paper of many kinds can be recycled:  Preferably placed in paper bags, includes: newspaper, mail, office paper, food boxes (except pizza boxes), chipboard, magazines, paperbacks, wire-bound notebooks, (no wrapping paper, tissue, wax or foil coated, wet or grease stained paper.)

Important documents and papers should not be disposed of in the recycling.  Please refer to Document Destruction/Shredding for more information.

Curbside Recycling:

All sorts of paper can be placed together for curbside recycling.  All items should be placed in a paper bag (like a grocery bag) and placed in the recycling bin provided by your trash hauling service.

Other Recycling:

As a result of China’s ban on accepting recyclables, announced on January 1, 2018, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful will temporarily not accept plastic, paper and glass at the 4665 Hydraulic Road facility. In addition the KNIB Roscoe Recycle facility will be closing after Saturday, April 27, 2019.  

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycling Center

In addition, commercial paper recycling is available at

Paper Recovery
7972 Crest Hills Dr.
Loves Park, 61111


Super Shredders
3206 North Central Ave.