Paper

Office paper can be recycled through Council's weekly recycling collection.

Businesses, organisations and schools with large volumes of paper for recycling, can take up Council's Commercial Plus recycling service, based on a 240-litre recycling bin, offering as many collections per week as required subject to the payment of a fee

Arrange an office paper recycling collection through a private contractor. You can search for paper recyclers in the yellow pages.

Look at ways to reduce the paper you use by photocopying double-sided or using scrap paper for note pads.

Shredded paper

Shredded paper cannot be put in your recycling bin or food and garden organics bin. The paper is too small and fine to be processed by the sorting machinery at the recycling centre or Material Recovery Facility (MRF).

It is, however, completely biodegradable and can be placed in a home compost bin or worm farm. If you don’t have a garden, the shredded paper could be donated to a local community garden, or a school/kindergarten with chickens. Alternatively it can be re-homed through Share Waste.

Shredded paper can be dropped off at the East Brunswick Transfer Station for a fee (must be bagged) or at the Australian Waste Management drop off point in Truganina for free.