Your recycled paper could become a newspaper in just 2 weeks!
Paper is collected in the blue bag on the kerbside collection service. If you have more paper than will fit in the bag, order an additional blue bags.
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. Recycling one tonne of paper also saves 17 trees!
What paper can I recycle?
- Newspaper and magazines
- Junk mail
- Envelopes (including plastic windows)
- Directories and catalogues
- Yellow pages
- Wrapping paper (please note plastic/foil wrapping paper cannot be recycled, please pop this in your black bin)
- Shredded paper (please place in a carrier bag within the blue bag to prevent it escaping)
- Cardboard (please put this in your yellow bag)
- Plastic film - how to recycle plastic film
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 it inside your blue bag for collection.
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 on any paperwork you wish to recycle.
If recycling your junk mail, please remember to remove all plastics wrapping. Want to stop junk mail? Find out how.
Where does it go?
Last updated: Mon 10 August, 2020 @ 17:14