Paper

Sanitary towels and tampons

Sanitary towels and tampons cannot be recycled in your local council’s kerbside recycling bin, bag or box.

Sanitary towels and tampons should be disposed by flushing down the toilet.

Small amounts can be disposed of in your local council’s kerbside residual waste bin (please ensure that they are securely wrapped).

PAPER FACTS :

  • Paper products are some of the most valuable recyclable materials.
  • It's better if the paper products are clean - so look out for stains such as grease, food, paint, dirt, etc. or any plastics or coatings - they could affect if the paper can be recycled or not.
  • Paper envelopes with clear windows CAN be recycled in your kerbside recycling collection.
  • Shredded paper cannot be recycled as the paper fibre size is too small - this should be placed in your normal waste bin.


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