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Knowing how to dispose of Amazon packaging correctly is helpful, especially if you order from there a lot. This post goes into how to recycle every Amazon packaging you might get!
Paper padded mailers- These are made from paper and stuffed with paper fibers. They are recyclable.
Cardboard box- This can be recycled in most curbside recycling programs. If the box is large, check if your area requires you to cut them into small pieces. Make sure to remove the tape and flatten the box before putting it out for recycling!
Paper envelop- Like cardboard boxes, these are also curbside recyclable.
Bubble-lined paper mailer- These are unfortunately not recyclable. You should dispose of them in your trash bin.
Related: How To Recycle: A Step-By-Step Guide
Bubble-lined plastic bag- Some cities offer curbside recycling, so check if your area does. If it’s not able to be picked up, find a drop-off location at a store near you.
Plastic Bag- Some locations offer curbside pickup, so check your area. As with the bubble-lined plastic bag, check to see if any stores near you accept drop-offs.
Air Pillow- Same as the two above.
Related: How to Recycle According to Number
If you choose the gift bag option, this is how to recycle them. They replaced their regular gift bags with gift bags made from 100% recycled material. This is how to dispose of both!
Reusable gift bags made from 100% recycled material– Amazon came out with gift bags made from recycled material which is pretty cool! I believe they replaced or are in the process of replacing the regular gift bags with these.
These are reusable, so once you can’t use the bag anymore, place it in your trash. A few cities have recycling facilities where you can drop off these bags, so check with your local recycling providers for more information.
Regular gift bags- These are also reusable until the end of their life. They are not recyclable, however, so toss them in the trash bin when you can no longer use them.