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Paper waste

How can I dispose of files in a data-protection-safe manner?

Safely dispose of file folders

Paper that must be disposed of in accordance with data protection law can be handed in at the recycling centre for a fee . The papers can remain in the folder. A maximum quantity of 50 folders is accepted. Payment is made on site at the automatic pay station either in cash or by EC card.


  • up to 10 folders: 5 euros
  • up to 25 folders: 10 euros
  • up to 50 folders: 20 Euro

Please enquire in advance at the recycling centre for quantities over 25 fold ers.

Frequently asked questions

Where to put cardboard and paper?

Whether it's the exercise book, the detective story, the daily newspaper or the cardboard box from the mail order business - paper accompanies us through everyday life. This everyday product can be recycled very well. Learn more about proper disposal here.

How can I dispose of paper?

  • Paper bin: The most convenient option is the household paper bin. The paper bin is emptied every four weeks.
  • Paper containers: You will find container sites with glass and paper containers at around 100 locations in Bocholt.
  • Recycling centre: In addition to paper, you can also dispose of large cardboard boxes unshredded at the recycling centre.

You can find all disposal locations in our waste navigation system.

What belongs in the waste paper?

  • Clean, untreated and uncoated paper
  • Newspapers, magazines, illustrated magazines
  • Books without foil covers
  • Cardboard file folders without metal hangers
  • Cardboard and paper packaging, e.g. sugar cones, cornflake boxes
  • Catalogues, brochures
  • Cardboard boxes, shredded
  • Cardboard, corrugated cardboard, cardboard boxes

What does not belong in the waste paper?

  • Soiled, treated and coated paper
  • Wallpaper
  • Nappies, sanitary paper, oil wipes
  • Beverage packaging, composite packaging, e.g. juice packs, crisps tins
  • Plastic bags and plastic films
  • Wax, oil or parchment paper