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Cards (greeting cards, Christmas cards)

Find out how to reuse, recycle and dispose of cards.


Re-use cards in crafty activities such as making gift tags, bookmarks and notebooks! 


You can recycle cards (apart from glittered, foil affect or plastic sleeve & embellishments) in either:

Recycle as home compost

Small scraps of card which may get lost in the recycling process can be put in some kerbside composting bins or in your home compost bin.


Do not put glittered, silver and gold type cards and wrapping paper in the kerbside recycling bin, because they can contaminate the paper product for the recycling mills.

You can put these type of cards either:

in your general rubbish bin

in the non-recycling container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.