Can you recycle newspapers?


Yes, you can!

How to recycle newspapers at home

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Yes, newspapers can be recycled at home!

  1. Remove any plastic or rope packaging.
  2. Ensure they are not contaminated with other materials such as oil.
  3. Place your newspaper in your household recycling bin.

How to recycle newspapers at your business

  1. Newspaper can fall under the DMR waste stream. Make sure your newspaper is clean and free of contaminating materials such as grease.
  2. Contact Bywaters today to schedule a collection.
  3. Our environmentally friendly fleet will collect your bins at a time of your convenience 
  4. All waste will be transported to our solar-powered Material Recycling Centre.



  • Find alternative ways you can repurpose your paper before recycling.
  • Consider switching to digital newspapers.

Do not

  • Do not recycle wet or sticky newspapers.
  • Do not recycle newspaper that still has any packaging around it.

The Dry Mixed Recycling Process

Your material is collected by our Euro 6 fleet

The waste is tipped into our solar-powered MRF

Each material is segregated at our specialised facility

Individual material streams are bulked and baled

Final bulked material is sent to be recycled

Facts about newspaper recycling

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