Newspapers Put in Garbage Residents can drop off newspapers, glass, and plastic soda bottles (plastic #1 and #2 only) for recycling at the locations below. Please put only clean newspaper, plastic and glass bottles in the bins. Any contaminants, such as food or liquids, render the material nonrecyclable. McBean ParkMap & DirectionsDrop Off Area: Near Football/Baseball Stadium in the D Street Parking Lot Joiner ParkMap & DirectionsDrop Off Area: Joiner Parkway and Nicolaus Road; Box Located Behind Parking Lot Twelve Bridges Library485 Twelve Bridges DriveMap & Directions(916) 434-2410 Recycle Bag with Other Plastic Films Newspaper bags can be recycled with plastic film, which are recycled separately from plastic container recycling. Find out how to recycle plastic bags and film. Compost It You can compost newspapers because they are made from paper that is clean and non-treated; almost all modern newspapers are printed using a plant-based ink. Ways to Reuse Use as Packaging Consider using newspaper for packaging instead of bubble wrap. Bubble wrap and packing peanuts cannot be recycled, while newspaper is cheaper and more eco-friendly. Did You Know? How Paper Gets Recycled Newspapers make up the largest portion of curbside recycling programs in weight and volume.