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How to recycle paper.

Scrunched and scrap paper.

You can dispose of paper at home or take it to your local recycling centre (RC).

  • Which home bin

    Most paper can placed in your recycling bin at home. Examples include:

    • newspapers and magazines
    • computer and office paper
    • phone books
    • junk mail.

    Do not put shredded paper, metallic wrapping paper or paper towels in your home recycling bin. 

  • Which RC container

    Use the cardboard and paper container.

    You can put all recyclable paper, including shredded paper, into our containers. Please ensure it's suitably contained (in an empty paper bag, cardboard or cereal box for example) to keep it from blowing away.

  • Which RC accept this waste

    All our recycling centres accept paper.

  • Further information

    • Paper covered in glitter can't be recycled due to particles in the glitter.
    • Remove any plastic packaging around junk mail or brochures before recycling them as it can't be recycled.
    • See information about why your home bin can't accept shredded paper.
  • You could also...

    • go paperless on your bills and bank statements.
    • say no to junk mail.
    • use any blank paper for shopping lists.
    • use newspapers to protect surfaces when decorating.
    • read news online.
    • use magazines for art projects.
    • swap magazines with friends and family or donate them to your doctor or dentist surgery.


Last updated:
23 May 2024
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