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Paper Cups & Recycling

There is a lot of information about being able to recycle paper cups in Australia and sometimes it can be a bit confusing.

We’ve put together the following information to try and make it a little clearer for you.

 

CAN PAPER CUPS BE RECYCLED?

Yes. According to research undertaken by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), research shows that takeaway coffee cups can in fact be recycled.

We also can back this up with the fact that any waste paper used in the manufacture of the cups at our factory is picked up by a local recycling centre and recycled.

APCO CEO Trish Hyde said that because the actual cup is made from paperboard with a plastic lining – there have been concerns that this mixed material presents issues for recycling facilities.

“Our APCO organisation members include material recovery and recycling facilities. Through the working group, we resolved that coffee cups can be recycled,” she said.

“Having said that, we also know that there is more work to do to ensure that recyclers receive fair value in recycling this material.”

 

ARE THE CUPS ALWAYS RECYCLED?

Unfortunately not. There are councils within Australia that do recycle paper cups but not all do. Below you will find a list of those councils that do currently recycle paper cups.

 

Victoria
City of Ballarat
Cardinia Shire
Greater Bendigo City Council
Nillumbik Shire Council
Warrnambool City Council
Wyndham City Council

Queensland
Brisbane City Council
Lock Valley Regional Council
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Southern Downs Regional Council
Whitsunday Regional Council

South Australia
Adelaide Hills Council
Alexandria Council
Barossa Council
District Council of Cleve
Town of Gawler
Kangaroo Island Council
City of Mount Gambier
City of Onkaparinga
City of Playford
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
City of Salisbury
City of Unley
City of Victor Harbor
City of West Torrens
District Council of Yankalilla

NSW
Armidale Dumareq Council
Byron Shire Council
Gosford City Council
Lismore City Council
Moree Plains Shire Council
Murrumbidgee Shire Council
Port Stephens Council
Shellharbour City Council
Snowy River Shire
Tamworth Regional Council
Tenterfield Shire Council
Tumbarumba Shire
Wyong Shire Council

Western Australia
Cambridge Town
City of Bunbury
City of Busselton
City of Cockburn
Manjimup Shire

ACT
All ACT Councils

Perth City

ARE COMPOSTABLE BIODEGRADABLE CUPS A BETTER OPTION?

At the moment there a very few options for the biodegradable cups to be commercially composted and they are not currently treated in the recycling programs any differently to the standard paper cups. Unfortunately, without the cups going through commercial composting facilities compostable biodegradable cups will most likely end up in landfill.

ARE THINGS CHANGING?

Yes. While slow development within Australia’s recycling facilities previously made it non-profitable to recycle cups, and meant many waste facilities didn’t separate the cups for recycling, recent innovations have made paper and cardboard recycling more cost-effective.

Through its Simply Cups initiative, environmental solutions company, Closed Loop, is tackling Australia’s overwhelming waste problem by teaming up with 7-Eleven to save coffee cups from landfill.

7-Eleven are installing dedicated coffee cup recycling bins in over 200 of their stores nationally, as well as funding 50 other large-scale locations including offices, universities and construction sites as part of the initiative. All of these cups are collected and sent off to processing plants that are designed specifically to process the recycling of paper cups.

To learn more about how the 7-Eleven initiative might benefit you – check out their website.

100+ GOOGLE REVIEWS FROM CUSTOMERS

Arif Ongu
Arif Ongu
06:01 10 Dec 18
Excellent service. We we ordered the cups at the last minute and in spite of several changes we requested they arrived earlier than expected. Very happy.
Kristian Konstantinidis TLA
Kristian Konstantinidis TLA
06:19 22 Nov 18
Thanks to the staff (Vicki) for their help on our last order – it made the process smooth from an operations POV and the client is thrilled with the quality of the product – that’s why I’m back!It was a smooth ordering process, easy to navigate and the end product was greatly received.read more
Malyce McFaul
Malyce McFaul
22:55 04 Oct 18
Great customer service and fast turn around at an affordable price.
Olivia Grady
Olivia Grady
07:25 17 Sep 18
Highly recommend this company. Second time I have used this company and the process both times has been very smooth. Great looking product too.
Deb Baker
Deb Baker
06:20 13 Sep 18
Amazing service! All my queries answered promptly, cups look fantastic and I believe they were even sung to as they left the building. Fun yet professional company to deal with!
Danny OBrien
Danny OBrien
00:55 31 Aug 18
Prompt, professional service from start to finish! Always so easy to work with and everything runs so smoothly.
Rudolfo Fonseca
Rudolfo Fonseca
05:41 17 Aug 18
Fantastic service and product. Communication was friendly and timely, we were extremely happy with our cups and I would happily recommend them to anyone.
Emmagness Zuze
Emmagness Zuze
02:52 09 Jul 18
Renee and Robie were with me every step of my ordering process. The speed and attention to detail they displayed was quite refreshing! We will definitely be using them in future.
1770 LARC! Tours
1770 LARC! Tours
00:08 29 Jun 18
Ordering was easy and very efficient ... Customer service was efficient, friendly and helpful. The cups arrived on the day they advised. All in all excellent service. Thank you Renee for keeping us updated all the way 🙂
Tailored Media - Mel Sinclair
Tailored Media - Mel Sinclair
05:23 28 Jun 18
Our new paper cups arrived today. Fantastic service, speedy delivery and a very entertaining (and informative) email to tell me when they were on their way. Thanks guys.
Steph Wong
Steph Wong
01:03 24 May 18
Best product and customer service around!Robie, Renee and Vicki are a dream to work with and I can't thank them enough for their help and dedication to turn everything around for my deadlines. This includes their assistance outside normal business hours which I appreciate so so much!read more
Sarah Winters
Sarah Winters
23:35 13 May 18
Wonderful Product and even better service. Renee and Robie are awesome and they delivered a rush order to our hotel in a little under 5 days. I would highly recommend MyPaperCups and will be back for all future expos and events.read more
Kathryn Letts
Kathryn Letts
03:35 02 May 18
I had four designs made on 4 lots of 500 coffee cups. I'm shocked how amazing the cups look, I'm so happy I choose to go with MyPaperCups there was a lovely glossy finish over the print which just adds that extra luxury/quality. Robbie was fantastic to deal with so helpful and no question was a stupid one. Also Renee and Vicki were also very helpful in answering my questions. Definitely will be returning for next year for my next order of coffee cups. Cheersread more
Ashlea Philp
Ashlea Philp
22:02 16 Apr 18
Couldn't be more pleased with the product and service MyPaperCups has provided! I came to them with my idea and they were more then willing to help me get the artwork to where it needed to be. They have a very professional yet friendly team and really went out of their way to provide the best possible experience in purchasing the cups. The final product is exactly what I envisioned and the production/delivery time was way faster then I was expecting. 5 stars to MyPaperCups, thank you.read more
Kathleen Casford
Kathleen Casford
22:48 03 Apr 18
Automated, super fast, but still personal. This is probably by far my best experience with a printer to date - everything was super easy, the process was really quick, and the team kept me informed every step of the way with fun and personalised emails. Not only did they actually let me know when the goods were dispatched (a first for any printer I've used before), they even followed up to check my client was happy with the goods. Highly recommend these guys!read more
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100+ GOOGLE REVIEWS FROM CUSTOMERS

Arif Ongu
Arif Ongu
06:01 10 Dec 18
Excellent service. We we ordered the cups at the last minute and in spite of several changes we requested they arrived earlier than expected. Very happy.
Kristian Konstantinidis TLA
Kristian Konstantinidis TLA
06:19 22 Nov 18
Thanks to the staff (Vicki) for their help on our last order – it made the process smooth from an operations POV and the client is thrilled with the quality of the product – that’s why I’m back!It was a smooth ordering process, easy to navigate and the end product was greatly received.read more
Malyce McFaul
Malyce McFaul
22:55 04 Oct 18
Great customer service and fast turn around at an affordable price.
Olivia Grady
Olivia Grady
07:25 17 Sep 18
Highly recommend this company. Second time I have used this company and the process both times has been very smooth. Great looking product too.
Deb Baker
Deb Baker
06:20 13 Sep 18
Amazing service! All my queries answered promptly, cups look fantastic and I believe they were even sung to as they left the building. Fun yet professional company to deal with!
Danny OBrien
Danny OBrien
00:55 31 Aug 18
Prompt, professional service from start to finish! Always so easy to work with and everything runs so smoothly.
Rudolfo Fonseca
Rudolfo Fonseca
05:41 17 Aug 18
Fantastic service and product. Communication was friendly and timely, we were extremely happy with our cups and I would happily recommend them to anyone.
Emmagness Zuze
Emmagness Zuze
02:52 09 Jul 18
Renee and Robie were with me every step of my ordering process. The speed and attention to detail they displayed was quite refreshing! We will definitely be using them in future.
1770 LARC! Tours
1770 LARC! Tours
00:08 29 Jun 18
Ordering was easy and very efficient ... Customer service was efficient, friendly and helpful. The cups arrived on the day they advised. All in all excellent service. Thank you Renee for keeping us updated all the way :)
Tailored Media - Mel Sinclair
Tailored Media - Mel Sinclair
05:23 28 Jun 18
Our new paper cups arrived today. Fantastic service, speedy delivery and a very entertaining (and informative) email to tell me when they were on their way. Thanks guys.
Steph Wong
Steph Wong
01:03 24 May 18
Best product and customer service around!Robie, Renee and Vicki are a dream to work with and I can't thank them enough for their help and dedication to turn everything around for my deadlines. This includes their assistance outside normal business hours which I appreciate so so much!read more
Sarah Winters
Sarah Winters
23:35 13 May 18
Wonderful Product and even better service. Renee and Robie are awesome and they delivered a rush order to our hotel in a little under 5 days. I would highly recommend MyPaperCups and will be back for all future expos and events.read more
Kathryn Letts
Kathryn Letts
03:35 02 May 18
I had four designs made on 4 lots of 500 coffee cups. I'm shocked how amazing the cups look, I'm so happy I choose to go with MyPaperCups there was a lovely glossy finish over the print which just adds that extra luxury/quality. Robbie was fantastic to deal with so helpful and no question was a stupid one. Also Renee and Vicki were also very helpful in answering my questions. Definitely will be returning for next year for my next order of coffee cups. Cheersread more
Ashlea Philp
Ashlea Philp
22:02 16 Apr 18
Couldn't be more pleased with the product and service MyPaperCups has provided! I came to them with my idea and they were more then willing to help me get the artwork to where it needed to be. They have a very professional yet friendly team and really went out of their way to provide the best possible experience in purchasing the cups. The final product is exactly what I envisioned and the production/delivery time was way faster then I was expecting. 5 stars to MyPaperCups, thank you.read more
Kathleen Casford
Kathleen Casford
22:48 03 Apr 18
Automated, super fast, but still personal. This is probably by far my best experience with a printer to date - everything was super easy, the process was really quick, and the team kept me informed every step of the way with fun and personalised emails. Not only did they actually let me know when the goods were dispatched (a first for any printer I've used before), they even followed up to check my client was happy with the goods. Highly recommend these guys!read more
Next Reviews

See our competitive pricing & the printed takeaway coffee cups you can use to promote your business.
Drop us some quick details and we'll send you a personalised coffee cups quote (incl. shipping).