Paper and card can now be recycled together

7 Mar 2024
Recycling bin and general waste bin

Lib Dem councillors are helping North Somerset Council make recycling easier for residents and collection crews, as people can now recycle paper and cardboard together in the same recycling box.

Sorting recycling boxes is now simpler than before:

  • Place plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, metal tins, cans and foil in box 1. 
  • Cardboard and paper can now be mixed together in box 2. Place any glass bottles and jars to one side of this box, so they can be seen. 

By having paper and cardboard in the same box, people have less sorting to do. It also speeds up collections for the crews, as paper and cardboard can go in the same compartment on the collection vehicle.