The advice above generally applies to all paper products. However please note the following:

Staples and windows

When recycling paper products (including cardboard), it's OK to leave on tape, staples, and plastic windows, but remove any spiral binding (ie wires) or plastic handles (say on paper bags).


If the paper is small (<6cm x 6cm) it is best to put it in a larger paper container (eg envelope) if you want to ensure it doesn't get filtered out of the recycling process.  This includes things like clean dry paper straws and business cards.


Paper that is discoloured or dusty if fine to be recycled. However it if is wet or oily, throw it in the trash.

Avoid These

Do not include any paper that is: