Can I put shredded paper in my recycling bin UK?

How do I dispose of shredded paper UK?

Do not put shredded paper in your recycling wheeled bin as the small pieces often fall through the machinery used to sort recyclables. Shredded paper can be added to your home compost bin and is suitable as a bedding material for some animals. Otherwise it should be placed in your waste wheeled bin.

Which bin does shredded paper go into?

Put shredded paper, kitchen roll and napkins/tissues in your green/brown bin or your home composter. Remove plastic tape and tear into sections to make space in your bin. Takeaway pizza boxes can be ripped up and placed in your green/brown bin.

How do you throw out shredded paper?

The best form of disposing of shredded paper for recycling is to put it in a clear paper bag to prevent it from mixing with the rest of the rubbish. This enables the recycling companies to collect the different shredded papers and pile them into bales which is easier for transportation.

Why can’t I put shredded paper in recycling?

Shredded paper can be recycled, but not all local councils will collect it for recycling, as some paper mills can’t process it. This is because: Shredding paper weakens it; It could pose problems at paper mills e.g. maintenance and fire hazard issues.

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