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Recycling and Composting Tips

It doesn’t matter which Panda bin you put out, our 'zero-landfill' promise means that everything we collect has a use. From recycled paper, to fertiliser and renewable energy, nothing goes to waste with Panda. 

Check out our Sustainability page to find out more.

If your bin is identified as having some incorrect items, it may be left behind and you will be required to remove the contaminated material before it can be collected on your next scheduled collection. If the bin is heavily contaminated, we may treat this material as general waste, and you will be billed the same price as a general waste bin collection or equivalent.

Panda will provide compost bins to customers living in villages, towns and cities with 500+ residents. Customers are asked to use the bins provided, and not to place food waste in their general waste bin. If you live rurally in an area with a smaller population, we currently cannot provide you with a compost service. However, the Panda team is always working to expand its reach. If we introduce composting bins to your local region, we’ll be sure to share the great news with you! 

Not sure what goes in which bin? Here’s a quick and simple overview to help make sure you put your waste in the right place. 

  • Recycling: To keep up with international standards in recycling we have drawn up a list of the materials you can put in your recycling bin. Please make sure items are clean, dry and loosely placed.  

Please do not put general waste, compost or hazardous materials in your recycling bin. For more detailed information on what can and cannot be recycled please check out our this list

  • General waste: Your general waste bin can hold general refuse, nappies, aluminium foil, animal waste, cold ashes, netting from oranges/onions, and even the contents of your hoover! Please check out our list.

Please do not put recyclables, compost or hazardous materials in your general waste. 

  • Compost: Your compost bin can hold kitchen food scraps, fruits, vegetables, bread, cakes, biscuits, eggs and dairy, out of date food, plant trimmings, cooked and raw foods, tea leaves, tea bags, meat, fish, poultry and bones, grass clippings, leaves, cut flowers, and old plants. Please check out our list.

Please do not put recyclables, general waste, or hazardous materials in your compost bin. 
Additional information is also available via the My Waste Ireland website and their ‘A-Z of all things waste’.

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