Renfrewshire Council

Birthday cards

These items can be recycled in your blue bin.

Most cards are paper based and can be recycled, along with their envelopes, either in your household recycling collection, at local recycling points such as household waste recycling centres or at collection banks in supermarket car parks and the like.

Any embellishments such as ribbons or glitter cannot be recycled so should be removed first by simply tearing off that section. Batteries should also be removed from musical cards and disposed of at battery recycling points.

Please consider re-using your old birthday and Christmas cards as gift tags, labels or for arts and crafts projects. Find some interesting ideas here.

They can be recycled by putting them in your blue recycling bin or taking them to your nearest bring site or recycling site.  

Blue Bin ✔

Green Bin ✘

Brown Bin ✘

Food Caddy ✘

Grey Bin ✘

Household Waste Recycling Centre ✔