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Disposable nappies are not biodegradable and may take 300 - 500 years to break down in landfill sites.

Disposable nappies comprise of up to 4% of the total waste that goes in landfill sites, around 8 million nappies a day.

Consider using real nappies as an alternative. For more information on this, visit Go Real: The Real Nappy Information Service|External link.


Newspapers can be recycled through your kerbside collection service weekly, just place the newspapers in the green plastic sack.

Alternatively, newspapers can be taken to the Recycling banks and Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Last Updated: 22/02/2016