Recycling tips

When recycling, remember 3 things: wash, squash and pop!

  • Wash - quickly rinse all bottles, jars, and other packaging containing food or liquid residue to prevent contamination of other materials from unwanted leftovers.
  • Squash - If it squashes – squash it! Materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic milk bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, Tetra Pak cartons and aluminium cans can all be squashed. This helps you get more into your recycle bin and helps the efficiencies of collections.
  • Pop - Then pop it into your recycle bin for collection at your house or to be brought to your nearest recycling facility.

Yes
Paper - Newspapers & Magazines - Cardboard (clean & dry) - Phonebooks & Catalogues - Cereal boxes - Steel food cans - Aluminium drink cans - Plastic bottles - Plastic containers (see below) - Tetra paks (juice & milk cartons) - Acceptable plastic types in green bin: All Plastic Bottles including mineral milk and detergent bottles

No
Glass - General refuse - Food waste - Green or Garden waste - Wet waste - Nappies - Polystyrene - Wallpaper - Aeroboard / Styrofoam - Plastic film/bags - Plastic food wrappings

 

Yes
General refuse - Plastic bags - Nappies - Plastic food wrappings - Aluminum foil - Animal waste - Ashes - Netting from oranges/ onions - Contents of hoover

No

Paper - Newspapers & Magazines - Food & drink cans - Plastic bottles -Glass bottles - Garden waste

Yes
Kitchen Food Scraps - Fruits and Vegetables - Bread - Cakes & Biscuits - Eggs & Dairy - Out of Date food (No plastic packaging) - Plant trimmings - Cooked and Raw Foods - Tea leaves and Tea bags - Meat - Fish - Poultry & Bones - Grass clippings & Leaves - Cut Flowers & Old plants

No

Ashes - Nappies - Plastic bags - Medical Waste