An advice page for schools on the recycling / waste disposal of cardboard packaging and items.
Thick and thin cardboard can be collected for recycling with
Northumberland County Council or a private company.
Please flatten boxes and tear large boxes into smaller more
manageable sections to save space in your bin and the
collection vehicle. Please remove any plastic packaging or
straps from the boxes and place this material into your general
Cardboard with food on e.g. pizza boxes should be placed in your
general waste bin.
How do we arrange a
collection from school?
Please click here to find out more
Waxed milk and juice cartons are
not collected at the kerbside by Northumberland
County Council. Cartons are more difficult to recycle than many
items as they are made of a mixture of materials and there are not
currently many markets for these.
Top tip to save money and reduce waste:
How about using a jug and
cups for milk time instead of cartons?
This would help to reduce
the large volumes of waste currently produced from cartons across
the County on every school day.
Recycle in school kerbside recycling bin.
Recycle in household recycling bin.
Recycle at Household Waste Recovery
Recycle or save for a charity/community
Other options: Reduce the
number of cards sent by perhaps making a large class card rather
than each child sending a card to all other children. In
addition to this, some schools also donate money to a charity
instead of purchasing cards.
Save to reuse for
tags, shopping lists, pictures, decorations etc.
Christmas picture made from old cards