- All types of flattened household cardboard e.g. cereal boxes, frozen food boxes, pizza boxes etc.
- Greetings cards
- Large cardboard boxes - must be flattened for collection to 2ft x 2ft, which is the same size as the opening on the vehicle for the cardboard compartment. Please also remove any packaging such as polystyrene, plastic film/wrapping and any plastic straps.
We can only collect clean cardboard (without any food left on it).
Where does it go?
The cardboard is tipped off at our depot in Linden Way, Coalville. The material is stored under cover and is then baled and loaded onto an articulated lorry and sold to cardboard recycling company Smurfit Kappa.
The cardboard is taken to its mill in the West Midlands and pulped and reprocessed into new cardboard boxes.
Find out more about paper and cardboard recycling, including advice about what to do with shredded paper, envelopes and more.
Last updated: Tue 10 April, 2018 @ 16:40