What to do with
Want to recycle cardboard?
Cardboard is widely recycled in household collection schemes and at recycling points. To find your nearest recycling facilities for cardboard use our handy Recycling Locator tool.
How to recycle card and cardboard
The main types of cardboard we find at home are corrugated cardboard (i.e. packing boxes) and the types used for food and drink packaging. Both types are recyclable but councils sometimes collect them separately.
|Yes please||No thanks|
|Cardboard boxes (e.g. cereal & dishwasher tablet boxes)||Card that contains foodstuffs, dirt or paint|
|Corrugated cardboard||Glitter covered greetings cards|
|Online delivery boxes and cardboard envelopes||Food and drink cartons|
|Greetings cards without glitter|
- Tape, polystyrene and plastic inserts need be removed from cardboard packaging.
- Glitter, badges and batteries should also be torn off greeting cards.
- Egg boxes and rolls from kitchen towel and toilet rolls can be home composted.
Cardboard recycling tips
Can you add cardboard to your home recycling?