Mixed Cardboard and Paper

Cardboard comes in many shapes and sizes and is very versatile for use. You'll often find it holding your packaged goods, eggs, pizzas and even your paper towels and cling wrap. It is also one of the easiest materials to recycle as being made from fibres, it can be easily broken down and repurposed into new products. Cardboard is biodegradable and has a high emission factor when it breaks down in a landfill. By recycling cardboard, you can help reduce these greenhouse gasses and the amount of new trees required to create the same products. Not all cardboard is recyclable though. Waxed or treated cardboard can't be placed in these bins. You can however, include any non-confidential office paper, magazines, books and newspapers. Cardboard bins come in many sizes, some small and transportable with blue lids and some as large cages.

Allowed

  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper & Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Shredded paper
  • Envelopes
  • Books

Prohibited

  • Wet Cardboard
  • Waxed Cardboard
  • Receipt Paper
  • Laminated Paper
  • Adhesive or duct tape
  • General Waste
  • Hazardous Materials**
  • Dangerous Goods***

Important notice

Please note that acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories. Have a look at our Allowed and Prohibited lists below to get an understanding, however in order to receive information about the most recent regulation, please visit you local council website.

Unless noted otherwise, Hazardous Materials** and Dangerous Goods*** are strictly banned in all waste streams. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

**Hazardous Materials - Unless explicitly allowed, Hazardous Materials include Aerosol Cans, Tyres, Batteries, Asbestos, Chemicals of any kind, Oil Heaters, Gas Bottles, Fire Extinguishers, Old Insulation, Fibro, Fibreglass roof sheeting, Fibro-cement sheeting, Ammunition, Flares, Paint, Paint Related Products, Other Prescribed or Hazardous Wastes, Bio Wastes or any Liquid or Flammable Waste like Fuel and Oil, Poisons, or any other Liquid Waste. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

***Dangerous Goods - Unless explicitly allowed, Dangerous Goods include Explosive Substances and Articles, Gases, Flammable Liquids and Solids, Self-Reactive Substances and Solid Desensitized Explosives, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, substances which, in contact with Water, emit Flammable and/or Toxic Gases, Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides, Toxic Substances, Infectious Substances, Radioactive Material, Corrosive Substances, Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.