Kent County Recycling Program Now Accepting Paper Cups

Did you know you now can recycle paper cups?

The Kent County Department of Public Works recently added paper coffee and soda cups to its recycling program after receiving a grant to upgrade its technology and processes to make recycling this material possible.

You should clean and empty paper cups and then place them in your recycling bin or drop them off at one of the county’s recycling centers.

The county sells these recycled materials to paper mills that make new products with them. Until recently, the plastic lining that coats the rim and inside of these cups prevented the county from recycling these materials because they were not accepted by paper mills.

To learn more about recycling these items, click here.