New paper coffee cups are usually delivered in corrugated cardboard boxes that are ideal for re-use and recycling. Used paper cups need to be empty, flattened and packed back into a clear liner, without any lids, sleeves or stirrers. The flattened paper cups can then be packed and sealed in their original box and we will arrange for a courier to collect them for recycling.
Please note that our cup collection courier service can only handle boxes with a maximum volume of 245cm. We ask you to check that your boxes are suitable for transportation before calling us to arrange your coffee cup recycling collection. To calculate the volume of a box, add together the two shortest dimensions of the box, multiply by two and add the length measurement. If the total is less than 245cm, the package is suitable for transport by courier.
Please remember when recycling paper cups to remove:
We can offer more innovative waste management solutions to encourage recycling at work. Our ‘plug and play’ reverse vending machines for plastic bottles and cans collect and compact the plastic waste ready for recycling. Contact us and ask about our Maxi and Tower reverse vending machine options.