Paper and cardboard are great things to recycle
We also have sites around the district where you can recycle your paper.
Most newspapers and magazines are made from recycled paper. Think of the millions of newspapers sold every week -they all rely on residents recycling as much as possible.
What if I have extra paper that won't fit in the blue bag?
If you have more paper than will fit in the bag we can provide additional blue bags.
What can I do with shredded paper?
We will accept shredded paper - but it can make a mess of your neighbourhood if it blows out of the bag, therefore please put it in a carrier bag and place inside your blue bag for collection.
So the best advice is to only shred what is necessary. For example, try only tearing out the sensitive information - such as address and account details.
Shredded paper can be placed in the blue bag but should be weighted down with whole papers. If you have large quantities it is better to put this in the paper banks around the district.
What can I do with my Yellow Pages?
Yellow pages are delivered to this area in October/ November every year. At that time of year we run a competition with the schools to collect and recycle them. More on recycling Yellow Pages.
You can also recycle your Yellow Pages with your paper in your blue bag.
Can I recycle my envelopes?
Yes these can go into the blue bag. There's no need to remove the plastic windows or the gummed edge.
Where does it go?
Paper is sent to Recycle Force who are based in Corby, Northamptonshire, where it is reprocessed into new paper. The cardboard which we bale is also collected by Recycle Force this is kept seperate from the paper.
If recycling your junk mail please remember to remove all plastic wrapping. Want to stop junk mail? Find out how.
More on paper recycling
For more on paper recycling please see the Waste Watch Information Sheet.
Last updated: Tue 11 June, 2019 @ 10:33