Posters Put in Recycling Cart/Bin If posters might adorn someone else’s wall, many thrift shops take donated artwork. Paper Posters Are Recyclable If a poster is made of paper, it is recyclable. Glossy paper is OK. Laminated or Mounted Posters Are Not Recyclable A poster can’t be recycled if it has been laminated or mounted. Laminated posters have a shiny, plastic coating on both sides. Mounted posters are on a board to provide them with rigid support. Toss these in the garbage. Only plain paper posters are recyclable. Remove Blu Tack & Other Adhesives Before recycling a poster, be sure to remove Blu Tack or any other adhesives first. Ways to Reduce Use Old Posters as Wrapping Paper Consider using old posters as wrapping paper instead of traditional gift wrap to help your household cut down on paper waste. Reuse the Frame If your poster was framed, consider reusing the frame for a new decoration or give it away.