Recyclable paper has been prohibited from disposal in Massachusetts since 1994 by the Massachusetts Waste Bans.
Many businesses recycle paper because it saves them money on waste disposal costs. Recycling is also good for the planet and your local community because it helps conserve valuable resources, reduces pollution from production of new materials, and creates jobs.
Since paper is made from trees, recycling paper and using paper with recycled content really does reduce the demand to cut down trees. On average, one ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees. Because of its value, businesses and institutions often receive some revenue from paper sent for recycling.