Envelopes Recycle Curbside Stamps, mailing labels and plastic windows are okay, no need to remove them. Recycle Bubble Wrap with Plastic Bags Separate the bubble wrap from the envelope, and recycle the bubble wrap with plastic bags. Recycling plants won’t accept padded envelopes because they can’t separate the mixed materials. Ways to Reduce Get Off Mailing Lists Junk mail generates a lot of waste on a weekly basis. You can reduce the amount of junk mail you receive by signing up with TrustedID Mail Preference Service. Ways to Reuse Use Envelopes More Than Once As much as possible, try to use envelopes more than once before disposing of them. You can cover old addresses with labels or by crossing them out.