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Purple-lidded Paper and Card Bin

Purple Paper and Card Recycling Bin

The paper and card recycling bin is for the disposal of all 'paper and cardboard' only.  This is taken to a dedicated paper mill for processing into re-used paper and card.

Items that go into your purple/purple-lidded paper and card bin

All items must be clean, dry and loose - anything wet or damp please place in your green bin.

  • Paper (no glue/paint)
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Food packaging boxes (no grub)
  • Cardboard egg boxes
  • Envelopes, with or without plastic windows
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Household packaging, such as toothpaste outer box, tablet boxes
  • Greeting cards (no glitter)

We will not accept any side waste alongside the purple bin.



  • Takeaway pizza/food boxes
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissues/kitchen roll
  • Books
  • Cigarette packets
  • Wrapping paper (glittery foil)



The reasons we are unable to recycle shredded paper is that it is too small and light for the automatic equipment used in the Material Recovery Facility to segregate. Sensors used in equipment are not able to identify shredded paper and as such this becomes a problem in separating this for re-processing. Shredded paper can also become lodged in conveyor belt mechanisms, it can blow around the Material Recovery Facility becoming a potential fire risk.

Please bag all shredded paper and place in your green bin for collection.