Envelopes

How to recycle, and ideas for reusing, envelopes.


Reuse

  • Place new address labels over the previous address and reuse your envelopes.

  • Use the backs of envelopes for notes or shopping lists.

Recycle

  • Envelopes are difficult to recycle due to the glue that is on them - they can be added to your compost bin (please make sure you remove the plastic window).

  • Some councils may recycle them (please make sure you remove the plastic window). Check with your local district, borough or city council for kerbside collections in your area. 

Find out how to contact your local district, borough or city council by visiting our other councils page.