- All types of flattened household cardboard
- Cereal boxes
- Frozen food boxes
- Pizza boxes
- Corrugated cardboard boxes
- Greetings cards.
Please flatten all cardboard for collection - and make sure there's no polystyrene or cling film in it.
We can only collect clean cardboard (without any food left on it). If you have a large box(es), these need to be broken down, flatpacked and any polystyrene or plastic film needs to be removed.
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 22 September, 2015 @ 15:30