Toss Your Shredded Paper Email 7-15-18 Shredded paper is a disposal conundrum! Because of how tiny it is, it cannot be placed in the recycling. It will either jam up the machines at the recycling facility or slip through the paper separator and end up in the trash. Because of this, toss all shredded paper in the garbage. Ultimately, the best way to solve the shredded paper conundrum is to limit how much paper you shred in the first place. Only shred the portions of papers that contain sensitive information.