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Dumfries & Galloway Paper Kerbside Recycling

The Dumfries & Galloway Paper Kerbside Recycling scheme began on the 3rd March 2004. A blue box has been provided for the collection of paper waste to 52,700 households in the Dalbeattie area, Stewartry, Wigtownshire and Nithsdale. This scheme is expected to be region wide by the end of the year.


The following items are allowed in your blue box:

  • Contents of junk mail
  • General paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper
  • White telephone directories

The following items are not allowed in your blue box:

  • Cardboard
  • Envelopes
  • Plastics
  • Yellow Pages


After your paper is collected it will be sent for reprocessing where it is pulped and recycled into newsprint and other paper products.


Your blue box is collected every 2 weeks on your collection day stated in the leaflet provided.

Please put your blue box out for collection by 7am at your normal collection point.

If you have any queries or would like to find out more, please call Dumfries & Galloway Recycling Hotline on 0800 0280504 or visit www.dumgal.gov.uk.



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If you have any queries, please email us, or call 01786 471 333.

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