Accepted items Not accepted items
  • Small plastic or metal discarded office supplies: Pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, staplers, hole punchers, clips and clamps
  • Other small supplies: Disposable and reusable tape dispensers, glue sticks, rubber stamps, correction fluid bottles, and other correction supplies
  • Filing and archiving supplies: Plastic file dividers, plastic folders, file pockets, business cards holders, binders 
  • Electronic waste (e.g. electronic staplers, label making machines)
  • Laminated paper-release liner from labels
  • Hazardous waste (sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) which presents a danger to the environment, or to people
  • Batteries, pressurised canisters, broken glass and medical waste

Some of the accepted waste may be recycled kerbside. For these types of waste, we encourage you to opt for local council collection as you'll have more room for products and/or packaging that can't be.

 


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Collect with small Zero Waste Bags

Recycle all stationery by using our small Zero Waste Bag. Make sure to check off the “Stationery” checkbox on the front of the Zero Waste Bag. When the Zero Waste Bag is full, seal it, request a QR code and drop it at your nearest available Inpost locker.

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How we recycle

Learn more about how we recycle Stationery 

Each Zero Waste Bag is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.

The consolidated materials are then manually sorted into categories based on predominant material makeup and secondary stage mechanical processing requirements.

All materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are then smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing.

The materials are then sorted by density profile and composition through multi-stage air, optical, and water-based mechanical sortation systems. Clean, sorted plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products. Clean, sorted papers are pulped and used in paper-based sheeting.

Click here to find out more about our recycling process.