Which paper items can be recycled?
Clean paper that is free from grease, oil, glitter or foil;
Computer and shredded paper (in small quantities);
Envelopes, including those with a window;
Magazines, brochures, leaflets, junk mail, telephone directories and catalogues;
Newspapers and supplements.
Which paper items can’t be recycled?
Brown paper – this should be recycled with card because it causes brown flecks in new paper;
Hygiene/sanitary products, e.g. nappies, wipes or sanitary towels;
Non-paper gift wrap or bags, e.g. foil-based gift wrapping;
Paper that is stained with foodstuffs, grease, paint or dirt, e.g. kids paintings, greaseproof or baking paper;
Used tissues and kitchen towel;
Sticky papers e.g. Post-it notes, sticky labels or paper tape;
Wet wipes, cotton wool or make-up pads;
Train, tube or event tickets, which have metallic strips on them;
Photographs and negatives.
Good to know
Plastic wrapping from newspapers and magazines – this can be recycled with plastic bags at larger supermarkets.