Paper Receipts

Put in Garbage Cart

Do Not Recycle

Receipts commonly contain a chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA). Since BPA can not easily be removed from the paper, receipts are not recyclable.


Do Not Burn

Avoid using receipts to light fires. Burning receipts releases toxic chemicals onto the air which are harmful when inhaled.

Ways to Reduce

Decline Receipts

Decline a paper receipt when possible to reduce waste. Choose email receipts as an eco-friendly alternative if available.