Cardboard recycling solutions

Pizza boxes? Glossy containers? We’re glad you asked…


Cardboard recycling

Cardboard (and paper) is one of the easiest things to recycle. When recycled properly your paper and cardboard waste is turned into new paper and cardboard products such as packaging, industrial paper, tissues, newspapers, insulation, kitty litter and moulded cartons for eggs and fruit. But it can be confusing.

Pizza boxes? What if there’s a lot of grease on them? And glossy takeaway cardboard containers? We’re glad you asked…

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What cango in your paper recycling bin?

The following fibre items are acceptable:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Pizza boxes (with food scraps removed)
  • Packaging (glossy or matte)

What can’tgo in your paper recycling bin?

The following fibre items aren’t acceptable:

  • Waxed cardboard (generally packaging for bulk fruit and vegetables)
  • Coffee cups
  • Heavily greased or dirty takeaway containers
  • Any cardboard that has been lined with plastic, foil or polystyrene

Other recycling services


Reduce the number of virgin trees being felled to create new products.

Soft plastic recycling (LDPE)

Wanless assists businesses of all sizes to sort and recycle their soft flexible plastics with collections available.


Different types of glass have different melting temperatures, which means they can’t all be recycled.

Waste management doesn’t have to be a burden to your business.

Create real transformation with a Wanless refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle waste management plan

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