Cardboard & paper

Recycling icon Advertising material / junk mail

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Paper is a precious resource and most junk mail is never read! Find out how to stop junk mail hitting your letterbox. 

Advertising material junk mail

 
Recycling icon Books

BookOther icon If in good condition consider giving away or selling items OR

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Remove any plastic covering.


 

Recycling icon Cardboard box

Carboard boxRecycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

NO waxed boxes.

Flatten boxes to make extra room in your bin.

For free disposal of large or excess cardboard, contact your local recycling centre.

Recycling icon Cardboard tube
Cardboard tube

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.


 

Recycling icon Cereal box

Cereal boxRecycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

NO plastic liner. Flatten to maximise space in your bin.

 


 

Recycling icon Coffee cups (takeaway)

Coffee cup takeawayRecycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

NO liquids.

See also: Plastics / Coffee cup lids

Please note: domestic quantities only.


 

Recycling icon Deli / butchers paper

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

NO food scraps.

Waste to landfill icon If has a waxy/plastic coating - put in the waste to landfill bin.

Recycling icon Egg carton

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Egg carton

Recycling icon Envelopes

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin - paper envelopes, including window faced.

Waste to landfill icon Put in the red/waste bin - padded envelopes and plastic parcel bags

Envelopes

Recycling icon Greeting cards

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Recycling icon Juice carton

Juice cartonRecycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Milk, juice and stock cartons are made from a material called liquid paperboard (LPB), which is constructed from cardboard with layers of plastic, and in the case of long-life products, a thin layer of aluminium foil. Cardboard makes up the largest proportion of these materials - about 88% of a Tetra Pak 1 litre fresh milk carton for example. These cartons are fully recyclable.

 

Recycling icon Laundry powder box

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Recycling icon Magazines

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Remove plastic cover.

Recycling icon Milk carton

Milk cartonRecycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Milk, juice and stock cartons are made from a material called liquid paperboard (LPB), which is constructed from cardboard with layers of plastic, and in the case of long-life products, a thin layer of aluminium foil. Cardboard makes up the largest proportion of these materials - about 88% of a Tetra Pak 1 litre fresh milk carton for example. These cartons are fully recyclable.

 

Recycling icon Newspaper
Newspaper

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Remove plastic cover.





 

Recycling icon Office paper

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

NO shredded paper (see below)

Recycling icon Paper plate

Paper platesRecycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

NO foodscraps - just scrape clean.

 

Recycling icon Paper towel

Green organics bin icon Put in the green organics bin.

Recycling icon Photographs

Waste to landfill icon Put in the waste to landfill bin.

Photographic paper is typically made from combinations of paper, plastic and chemicals.

Older photographs especially have high levels of silver, mercury, and selenium that render them unsuitable for recycling. Newer photographs, which are printed using a photo printer, are coated with a very thin layer of polyethylene to control water absorption and speed drying, and should not therefore be mixed with other waste paper destined for conventional paper recovery.
 

Recycling icon Pizza box

Pizza boxRecycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

NO food scraps – just scrape clean. Don’t worry about oil from the cheese soaking into the cardboard.
 

Recycling icon Serviettes

Green organics bin icon Put in the green organics bin.

Recycling icon Shredded paper

Shredded paperCompost or mulch OR

Green organics bin icon Put in the green organics bin OR

 

 

Recycling icon Sticky notes (Post-it notes)

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

 

Recycling icon Stock containers
Cardboard stock carton

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Milk, juice and stock cartons are made from a material called liquid paperboard (LPB), which is constructed from cardboard with layers of plastic, and in the case of long-life products, a thin layer of aluminium foil. Cardboard makes up the largest proportion of these materials - about 88% of a Tetra Pak 1 litre fresh milk carton for example. These cartons are fully recyclable.



 

Recycling icon Telephone book

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

You can cancel delivery of phone books at  directoryselect.com.au or call 1800 008 292.

Recycling icon Tissue box

Tissue boxRecycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Includes boxes with plastic windows at the opening.
 

Recycling icon Tissues

Green organics bin icon Put in the green organics bin.

Recycling icon Tetra Paks

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Milk, juice and stock cartons are made from a material called liquid paperboard (LPB), which is constructed from cardboard with layers of plastic, and in the case of long-life products, a thin layer of aluminium foil. Cardboard makes up the largest proportion of these materials - about 88% of a Tetra Pak 1 litre fresh milk carton for example. These cartons are fully recyclable.

 

Recycling icon Toilet paper rolls

Recycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Recycling icon Water cask / box

Recycling icon Put in cardboard box the yellow/recycling bin.

Waste to landfill icon Put the inner lining in the red waste to landfill bin.

Recycling icon Waxed boxes

Waste to landfill icon Put in the waste to landfill bin.

Recycling icon Wine cask / box

Recycling icon Put in cardboard box the yellow/recycling bin.

Waste to landfill icon Put the inner lining in the red waste to landfill bin.

Recycling icon Wrapping paper

Wrapping paperRecycling icon Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

 

 

Recycling icon yellow / recycling bin
Green organics bin icon green organics bin
Waste to landfill icon red / waste to landfill bin
Hardwaste icon hard waste collection
Hazardous waste icon hazardous material - dispose of properly
Other icon other disposal options apply

 

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