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Green box (paper and cardboard)

The Green box is for your paper and cardboard recycling. 

View information on how to order a replacement bin.

Things that can go in your Green box:


  • newspapers and supplements
  • magazines, brochures and catalogues.
  • white paper (e.g. computer paper, letters)
  • telephone directories
  • leaflets and flyers
  • envelopes - you can include those that have a window
  • gift wrap
  • brown paper
  • shredded paper

All card from around the home, including:

  • cardboard boxes (e.g. cereal boxes, dishwasher table boxes)
  • corrugated cardboard (e.g. online delivery boxes, cardboard envelopes) - remove all plastic inserts and polystyrene, as well as packing tape
  • greetings cards without glitter - tear off the glitter section, as well as any badges and batteries


Please remember:

  • remove any plastic wrapping and free gifts from newspapers, magazines and flyers and put in the general rubbish.
  • food residue should be removed from paper before being recycling
  • ensure that boxes are empty of food stuffs (e.g. cheese, pizza) and other contaminants including polystyrene
  • Tip: if you scrunch paper and it doesn't spring back, then it can be recycled.


Things you cannot put in your Green box:

  • glass, cans, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - these should go in your blue bin
  • plastic carrier bags
  • plastic film, wrappings, bubble wrap
  • polystyrene packaging
  • food
  • garden waste
  • books 
  • wallpaper and decoration paper
  • hygiene/sanitary products - nappies, wipes, sanitary towels etc
  • paper towels and tissues
  • cotton wool and make up pads
  • non-paper gift wrap (e.g. foil-based gift wrapping) or bags
  • crisp or sweet packets/wrappers

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