Christmas cards are one of the most widely recycled items around the festive season, and rightly so. They're largely made from paper and can be dumped en masse in your paper recycling bin without worrying. That is, unless they have foil or glitter on them.... read more ›
Many cards can be recycled in the main part of the recycling bin but any card which has glitter, glue, is over-printed in foil or a 3D image cannot be recycled. These will contaminate the waste stream and must be disposed of through your household bin.... view details ›
You can recycle them in your own household recycling collection or take them to local recycling points, such as at household waste recycling centres or collection banks in supermarket car parks.... read more ›
- Use them to make next year's gift tags. ...
- Make paper chains. ...
- Make Your Own Xmas Bunting. ...
- Reuse the Image to Make your Own Cards. ...
- Jigsaw Puzzles. ...
- Greetings Card Box. ...
- Card Tree Ornaments. ...
- Put Them In Your Household Recycling.
Paper greetings cards can be recycled at home but please remove any parts that contain plastic, glitter, batteries, electronics or any other embelishments before recycling.... see details ›
Greeting card disposal
You can recycle most of these cards as paper alongside basic envelopes, but this is not always the case. You cannot recycle cards with glitter or glue – you must dispose of these through a general waste bin.... see details ›
St Jude's Ranch for Children
St. Jude's Ranch for Children accepts used holiday cards with a few exceptions. They cannot use any cards from Disney, Hallmark or American Greetings due to copyright laws. Visit their Recycled Card Program page or call (702) 294-7100 for more info.... continue reading ›
Tesco extra superstores along with WHS stores provide collection boxes for your used Christmas cards. Be innovative!... view details ›
According to Recycle Now, most Christmas cards are paper-based and can be recycled, along with their envelopes, either in your household collections or at local recycling points. “Any embellishments such as ribbons or glitter cannot be recycled so should be removed first by simply tearing off that section,” it adds.... see details ›
Retailers including M&S and Sainsburys are taking it upon themselves to provide their customers with an in-store Christmas card recycling service this January in the absence of a government-supported scheme.... continue reading ›
Recycle Now says on their website: "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.... continue reading ›
Yes, Greeting Cards can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.... read more ›
Greeting cards and envelopes made of paper are usually okay to recycle. If they are covered in glitter or made from photo paper, those cannot be recycled.... see more ›
Foil is a sheet of aluminum metal and cannot be recycled, therefore any cards which are backed onto foil must be thrown in the rubbish bin. Plastics can be recycled, but not all of them, so the unknown compounds of plastics in your card are better disposed of in general waste.... see more ›
A plain-paper greeting card that comes in a plain-paper envelope can go straight in your recycling bin along with junk mail and other paper products. The card can be made of any type of paper, including heavy cardstock or shiny paper.... see more ›
It is okay to keep special cards.
However, not all cards are meant to be kept forever or are equal in sentimental value. A hand-made creation with a heartfelt note is different than a generic store card with just a signature at the bottom. Too often people feel obligated to keep every card out of guilt or tradition.... view details ›
5 Donate to a Charity: Before you toss any unwanted cards, consider donating them. St. Jude's Ranch for Children will recycle used greeting cards and turn them into new holiday and greeting cards. You can also purchase their recycled cards to support their programs and services.... see more ›
Apparently, there's a pretty big market for vintage greeting cards. You can get anywhere between $10-50 for basic vintage cards, but if the old Christmas card is unique or part of a special collection, they can fetch thousands of dollars. The most valuable cards are ones that date back to the pre-1900s.... continue reading ›
All you have to do with expired credit and debit cards is cut them up with scissors and throw them away in the trash. Some paper shredders also have a slot for credit and debit cards that makes it easy to destroy them along with other important documents you no longer need.... see details ›
Without question, you should destroy cards and throw them away; do not recycle them. While recycling a card would mean it doesn't go to a landfill, it would instead go to a plant where it would be placed onto a conveyor belt and sorted by human hands.... see details ›