Takeaway coffee cups and lids

Takeaway coffee cups and lids can only be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Please do not put coffee cups in your local council’s recycling bin, box or bag.

Coffee cups and lids can be put into your local council’s kerbside residual bin.


  • 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.

Have you found the recycleright website helpful?



Thank you!