Paper and card recycling in your Blue Box

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Your Blue Box is collected weekly.

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What we can recycle    

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  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Newspapers
  • Catalogues, Magazines and Directories
  • Envelopes (please remove plastic window)
  • Tetra paks (e.g. milk and juice cartons - ensuring to remove your lids)

What we can't recycle

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  • Shredded paper (please place in the kitchen caddy - small quantities)
  • Plastic sleeves (e.g. covers of magazines, cards etc.)
  • Coated paper (e.g. plastic, foil, glitter etc.)

These items should be placed in your black wheelie bin.

All recycling should be presented loose.

Why don't we accept shredded paper?

Shredded paper is not accepted for recycling at our Waste & Recycling Centre, however, small quantities can be included in your food waste bin. Shredded paper placed in your Blue Box can pose issues with the sorting machinery. Shredded paper strands are deemed too short by our recycled paper manufacturers. Alternatively you can use shredded paper for pet and animal bedding, or you can compost this at home. 

What happens to the collected paper?

The collection crew sort the mixed paper and card into seperate compartments on the collection vehicle. At the Materials Handling Facility (Southall Lane) the paper and cardboard are baled seperately and sold on to reprocessing mills.

Alternative services

You can take your Recycling and Household / Garden Waste free of charge to Space Waye Reuse and Recycling Centre. If Space Waye is closed, there are alternative re-use and recycling sites available in West London.

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