Wax Crayon & Pastel Drawings
Wax on paper, Oil pastel, Oil based coloured pencils, Coloured crayon, Waxed
Blue Bins & Chutes
Just like wax paper, drawings made with wax crayons or pastels cannot be recycled.
During the process of recycling, paper is broken down by water. Since the wax layer that crayons add can’t be removed completely during recycling, the paper would not be able to be properly recycled. The wax layer makes the paper moisture resistant. The same goes for pastels adding an oil layer.
This is not an issue with drawings made with watercolour paints or coloured pencils. These can be recycled.