Paper and card
Paper and card - in your blue box
How do I recycle my paper and card?
- collect all your paper and card for recycling
- flatteren boxes, remove inserts and discard any bags
- place your paper and card in your blue box
- make sure that your box has a cover tied on and place it at the kerbside for 7:00am on your collection day
What can I recycle?
No thank you
Check your collection day
You can check your collection dates online by typing your postcode with the space and selecting your address.
My containers haven't been emptied
If you put the wrong items in your recycling containers then the collection crew will leave them in your container after they have emptied it. If they are not able to separate the wrong items from the correct ones then they may leave the entire container unemptied.
If you presented your containers at the kerbside by 7:00am on the correct collection day, with the right materials and they have not been emptied, call FCC Environment on 01620 678 825. FCC Environment carry out the collection on our behalf.
What happens to my recycling?
The material from the recycling collections is taken to East Lothian Council's Waste Transfer Station, at Kinwegar, near Wallyford where it is bulked up before it is sent to Hamilton Waste and Recycling in Carberry to be sorted and graded before going to paper mills to be reprocessed.
How are the materials used?
The paper and card are made into new paper products. The newspaper you recycle today could be back on the newsstand in just seven days.