The advice above generally applies to all paper products. However please note the following:
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.
Do not include any paper that is:
- Tissue or paper towel
- Greasy or with food waste
- Covered in wax crayon or oil pastel
- Has plastic lamination or wax coating
- Has gold stamping, foil, glitter, or other metals embedded