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 more rigid support. 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 Instead of buying gift wrap, consider using old posters as wrapping paper, in order to help your household cut down on paper waste.