Paper & Cardboard

We accept the following for recycling:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Dry Cardboard and cardboard packaging
  • Mixed household paper
  • Telephone directories
  • Reading books

We do NOT accept the following for recycling:

  • Contaminated wet paper or cardboard.

Please separate paper into different types.

There are separate containers at the site for the different types. If you mix paper and cardboard it will affect the quality of the end product.

  • Newspapers and Glossy Magazines. These are recycled into new newspapers
  • Cardboard and Cardboard packaging including cereal and detergent boxes (please flatten), which is recycled into new cardboard
  • Mixed Household paper (e.g. junk mail, envelopes and bills)
  • Phonebooks
  • Reading Books

Waste Paper is sent to paper mills where it is turned into pulp. The recycled pulp can then be mixed with a percentage of virgin wood pulp fibres to produce recycled paper and cardboard

Some interesting facts about Paper Recycling:
  • Paper and Cardboard make up 20% of the contents of your household bin.
  • Using recycled paper to make new paper requires 28% less energy and less water than using virgin material.
  • For every tonne of paper used for recycling, 17 trees are spared.

If you have any queries or require further information on the Civic Amenity Centre nearest you or recycling in general, please contact:

Tel: 063 98836
Mob: 087 748 9130

Tel: 061 305 720
Mob: 087 748 9130

Newcastle West: 
Tel: 069 78610
Mob: 087 748 9130