- Material / item
- Cardboard and cards
- Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, ready meal boxes, corrugated and thick cardboard boxes, egg boxes, kitchen and toilet roll tube, cardboard sleeves, greeting cards without glitter, Christmas cards, postcards
- How to recycle / dispose
- Break large cardboard boxes into smaller pieces, remove any plastic inserts or polystyrene and packing tape. No glitter. Cardboard soiled with grease must go in domestic waste - black bin.
- Green bin
- Clear recycling bag
- Black bin or black sack
- Yes - cardboard soiled with grease. Cards with glitter.
- Other options
- Home compost or reuse cards to make gift tags. Large amounts of cardboard - for example packing boxes, can be taken to the local tip for recycling.
- Find your local tip and recycling centre
- More information
Once soiled with grease, cardboard and card cannot be recycled because the fibres cannot be separated from the oils during the recycling process. Place soiled cardboard in domestic waste.
Cards can be cut and reused as tags or cards; cards and postcards can donated to playgroups or schools willing to take them.
- Where else to recycle
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