Renfrewshire Council


Envelopes are recyclable and therefore should be put into your blue recycling bin or in one of our mixed recycling containers at our recycling points or our household waste recycling centres. This includes envelopes with windows.

Avoid junk mail in the first place by getting your household taken off marketing lists (and don't sign up for any more). You can register with the Mailing Preference Service to reduce unsolicited mail. The MPS will prevent the receipt of unsolicited direct mailings sent from member companies of the Direct Marketing Association and will take steps to prevent the receipt of unsolicited direct mailings from companies which are non-DMA members.

Also, sign up to paperless/internet billing where you can for your utility bills, bank statements and the like.

Use them as seed envelopes, as filing pockets - or taped underneath drills to catch falling dust. Security envelopes with patterned insides can be used in crafts

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