Paper Receipts

Do Not Put In Recycling

Do Not Recycle

Most receipts are made from a combination of plastic and paper, and they also contain a harmful chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA). Since the materials cannot be separated and BPA cannot 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 that are harmful to inhale.

Ways to Reduce

Decline Receipts

Decline paper receipts whenever possible. If available, choose email or text receipts instead.