Can you recycle old printed photographs with your scrap paper recycling? Yes and no. It all depends on how the photo was printed. If it was done in the old chemical processing fashion, then no. If it was printed using modern digital technology, then yes. How do you find out? Simply tear it: If the photograph rips with a very clean tear, it can be recycled; but if it's hard to tear and it rips in layers and not so cleanly, you likely have a nonrecyclable photo that needs to be thrown in the trash rather than the recycling bin.
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