Are Staples Recyclable?
Yes, staples and paper with staples in it ARE both recyclable.
Ordinary staples are made from 100% steel, which makes them easily recycled. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), "paper mills that process recovered paper are set up to remove common contaminants such as staples and paper clips from the pulped paper. Therefore, it is not necessary to remove such items before recycling the paper."
Therefore, you can throw paper with staples in your general paper recycling bin and stand-alone staples into the same bin you would other metals.