Paper recycling – what goes in, and what should stay out

Office paper and cardboard is one of the simplest products to recycle and by maximising our reuse of this material we can all reduce the number of virgin trees being felled to create new products. But there’s often a lot of confusion regarding what exactly goes in this bin. Pizza boxes, yes or no? Window-faced envelopes?

So here’s a good starting point about what goes in your paper & cardboard bin, so you can recycle with confidence. 

  • White & all coloured paper
  • Envelopes (including window face)
  • Manila folders
  • Binder dividers
  • Newspaper, Magazines & Brochures
  • Telephone books
  • Note paper
  • Photocopy paper
  • Shredded paper
  • Printed documents
  • Reports (including staples)
  • Cardboard boxes (unwaxed)
  • Egg cartons
  • Pizza boxes (with food scraps removed)
  • Packaging (glossy or matte)