Envelopes

Put in Garbage
Padded Envelope

Padded Envelopes Go in the Garbage

Recycling plants don’t accept padded envelopes because they can’t separate the mixed materials. If your padded envelope is plastic-only, recycle it with plastic bags.

Recycle Plastic Tyvek Mailers With Plastic Bags

Plastic Tyvek envelopes are made of plastic film and can be recycled with plastic bags. Do not recycle these envelopes with paper recycling.

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Lunar New Year Envelopes

Red envelopes for the Lunar New Year made of plain paper can be placed in the recycling container. However, glossy envelopes with foil must go in the garbage.

Ways to Reduce

Junk Mail Pile

Reduce Junk Mail

Junk mail generates a lot of waste on a weekly basis. Learn how to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive.

Ways to Reuse

Use Envelopes More Than Once

As much as possible, try to use envelopes more than once before disposing of them. You can cover old addresses with labels or cross them out.