Ashford Borough Council collects paper and card in your green recycling bin.
Large cardboard boxes can be flattened and left beside your green bin.
PAPER RECYCLING TIPS
- Paper is a valuable recyclable material but only when it is clean.
- Remove any plastic wrapping from newspapers and magazines – this can be recycled with plastic bags at larger supermarkets.
- If you scrunch paper and it doesn’t spring back, then it can be recycled.
Cardboard recycling tips
- Tape, polystyrene and plastic inserts need be removed from cardboard packaging.
- Glitter, badges and batteries should also be torn off greeting cards.
- Egg boxes and rolls from kitchen towel and toilet rolls can be home composted.
|Yes please||No thanks|
|Newspapers and supplements||Paper that is stained with foodstuffs, grease, paint or dirt (e.g. greaseproof or baking paper, kids paintings)|
|Magazines, brochures and catalogues||Hygiene/sanitary products (e.g. nappies, wipes, sanitary towels)|
|White paper (e.g. computer paper, letters)||Used paper towels|
|Telephone directories||Cotton wool and make up pads|
|Junk mail and flyers||Wet wipes|
|Envelopes (including those with a window)||Sticky papers (e.g. Post-it notes, sticky labels or paper tape)|
|Non-paper gift wrap or bags (e.g. foil-based gift wrapping)|
|Crisp or sweet packets or wrappers|
|Wallpaper and decoration paper|
|Cardboard boxes (e.g. cereal & dishwasher tablet boxes)||Card that contains foodstuffs, dirt or paint|
|Corrugated cardboard||Glitter covered greetings cards|
|Online delivery boxes and cardboard envelopes||Food and drink cartons|
|Greetings cards without glitter|
Ashford Borough Council