Paper and cardboard

Kerbside service

The following paper and cardboard can be recycled:

  • Books (softback and hardback)
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Junk mail
  • Envelopes (with or without window)
  • Clean cardboard (dirty cardboard, for example take-away pizza boxes, is unsuitable)

Large pieces of cardboard will also be taken - just flatten and place next to the recycling bin on the collection day.

Greetings cards and paper based gift wrap:

  • You can recycle greetings cards as long as they don’t contain glitter, plastic, metal or similar. If they do, please put them in your refuse bin. All greetings cards can be taken to a recycling bank for cards. Please contact us if you are not sure
  • You can recycle paper based gift wrap as long as there is no glitter, plastic, ribbon, tape, foil or similar. If your gift wrap contains these items please put it in your refuse bin

Shredded paper:

  • Make sure this is kept secure to prevent it blowing around
  • Small quantities can be wrapped in newspaper or put inside a cereal box and then put into the bin
  • Larger quantities, or where the bin is full, should be placed into an unwanted cardboard box and placed next to your recycling containers. Shredded paper cannot be taken if it is presented in plastic bags

If you always have lots of paper/cardboard you can order extra recycling container(s)

Last updated: 04/12/2023 14:43