Recycled Paper

You can recycle all types of paper in the paper recycling bins including:

  • Any white or coloured paper
  • Shredded paper
  • Photocopier/computer paper
  • Leaflets/magazines/journals/newspapers/catalogues
  • Envelopes (including brown and those with windows)
  • Thin card, such as cereal packaging and microwave meal sleeves
  • Books
  • Coffee cups (please empty the cup of any contents before disposal to avoid contamination)

If you need a new or replacement bin please e-mail

Paper Recycling Poster

Display our paper recycling poster next to your paper bin to show what can be recycled.

Having a clearout or do you have a large number of books / journals that need recycling?

If you need to dispose of large numbers of publications/leaflets/magazines or large amounts of other paper waste, please do not place them in the office paper recycling bins. In these instances, please complete the form below and we will arrange for a 360l wheelie bin (domestic wheelie bin size) to be provided to ensure such material is collected and recycled.

The process for carrying out a paper clearout is as follows:

  • The bin will be delivered by the porters 3-5 after the request is submitted
  • You must notify the porters when the bin is 2/3rds full. The porters will either remove the bin (if have finished your clear out) or exchange the bin for another empty one.


Order a wheelie bin for paper clearouts

Where does the paper go?

Paper for recyclingThe paper is collected from the university and taken to a recycling centre where it is quality checked to filter off any other materials e.g. cardboard. From there it is loaded into articulated vehicles that can carry 27 tonnes of paper at a time. The paper is taken to Aylesford Newsprint in Kent where it is cleaned, broken down to a liquid and recycled into newsprint. The newsprint is then supplied to newspaper printers around the world for you to read.