Should you put shredded paper in the recycle bin? Shredded paper filters through other recyclable materials such as glass jars, plastic containers and cans causing contamination issues. The shredded pieces are also too small to be collected through the materials recycling facility (MFR). For this reason it can’t be placed in your yellow lidded recycle bin.
Where do you put shredded paper? Shredded paper can be disposed of in your mixed recycling bin or (blue) bag. If you produce larger quantities of paper/cardboard its better to segerate it and get a paper/cardboard recycling bin rather than put it in mixed recycling.
What can I do with shredded paper?
- Use as protective packing in boxes if you’re moving house or storing fragile items.
- It can sometimes be used as animal bedding, but check it’s suitable for your pet.
- Compost it at home along with kitchen peelings or garden waste in a compost heap or compost bin.
Which paper Cannot be used for recycling? Any paper that’s coated in a material like wax, plastic or foil (such as metallic wrapping paper or some Christmas cards) can’t be recycled. This is why it’s important to check the items you’re placing in the recycling bin, whether it’s waste from your household or your business.