- Newspaper and magazines
- Junk mail
- Directories (catalogues, phone books, etc)
- Envelopes (including plastic windows)
- 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)
If you have extra recycling that won't fit in the blue bag please either request another container - or place any extra out in a clear plastic bag next to your blue bag, so our crew can clearly see what the material is.
Where does it go?
The paper you put out for recycling is tipped at our depot at Linden Way, Coalville.
It's then loaded onto an articulated lorry and transported to a company called UPM, who transport it to their paper mill based in Shotton, Deeside, Wales.
At this paper mill, your paper is cleaned, pulped and manufactured into newsprint. During the pulping process, any contaminants are removed such as staples and plastic covers on magazines - these are sent to landfill.
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 or you can use plastic carrier bags.
Find out more about paper and cardboard recycling, including advice about what to do with shredded paper, envelopes and more.
Last updated: Mon 9 September, 2019 @ 16:55