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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Paper and Cardboard

Mixed paper and cardboard collection service

Your bin collection day and your collection point(s) have not changed.

From 3 March 2014 your paper and cardboard recycling (white sack) will be collected fortnightly (every two weeks) on the same day as your wheeled bin collection.

Some properties will have their white sack collected on the same day as their green wheeled bin and some properties will have their white sack collected on the same day as their blue wheeled bin.

When is my new white sack collection day?

Use our bin collection day search and enter your post code or street name in the search to find out which week your white sack will be collected from week commencing 3 March 2014 and which day your bins are collected.

  • Green = white paper recycling sack to be put out with Green Wheeled Bin
  • Blue = white paper recycling sack to be put out with Blue Wheeled Bin

Please put your white sack out by 7.30am on the day of collection.

Kerbside Collection of Waste Paper and Cardboard

We ask residents to support the Council by putting out their waste paper and cardboard for collection.

Your participation and support will also contribute towards the cost of providing the service through income generated as a result of the paper and cardboard collected.

Residents are provided with a re-usable, white, polypropylene sack for paper and cardboard recycling. Additional sacks are available on request or alternatively carrier bags or cardboard boxes can be used. 

This service operates separately to the normal refuse and recycling collection service and will be collected by a different vehicle.

Your sack must be presented at the collection point by no later than 7.30 am on the morning of collection and be clearly visible, otherwise it may not be collected until the next date of collection.

What can be put in the sack?

All clean paper, newspapers, magazines, brochures, telephone directories including yellow pages, junk mail (without plastic covers), grey and brown cardboard including greeting cards, envelopes (please remove plastic windows).

What cannot be put in the sack?

Padded envelopes (e.g. jiffy bags), plastic junk mail covers, milk or juice cartons (Tetrapak), sticky tape or labels.

How do I get a replacement sack or collection calendar?

Contact 01200 425111 or email: contact@ribblevalley.gov.uk

What do I do if my sack has not been emptied?

Use the missed bin collection form or contact us on contact@ribblevalley.gov.uk or at 01200 425111.

Normally missed collections are remedied within 24 hours.

Christmas and New Year collection arrangements

Please check your calendar for any changes to this service.

Is the service provided on other Bank Holidays?

Yes. The collection is provided on all Bank Holidays except during Christmas and New Year when there will be a change to your normal collection day.