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Envelopes

How to dispose of envelopes.

A number of different coloured envelopes.

You can recycle most envelopes at home. They can also be taken to your local recycling centre (RC).

  • Put in your recycling bin

    • Paper envelopes
  • Put in your general waste bin

    • Padded envelopes, such as Jiffy bags, cannot be recycled due to the plastic lining inside.
  • Which RC container

    • For recyclable envelopes, use the mixed recycling container.
    • For non-recyclable items, use the general waste container.
  • Which RC accept this waste

    All our recycling centres accept envelopes.

  • Further information

    Don't worry about removing the plastic windows on envelopes. These are removed in the recycling process.

Last updated:
1 September 2021
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