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.

YesPaper - 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


NoGlass - General refuse - Food waste - Green or Garden waste - Wet waste - Nappies - Polystyrene - Wallpaper - Aeroboard / Styrofoam - Plastic film/bags - Plastic food wrappings.  All items for recycling must be placed loose in the recycling bin.  Full bags are not permitted because inside such bags is where the vast majority of the 40% contamination we are currently experiencing in our recycling bin is found. Only empty bags are accepted in the recycling bin.



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


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

YesKitchen Food Scraps - Fruits and Vegetables - Bread - Cakes & Biscuits - Eggs & Dairy - Out of Date food (No plastic packaging) - Plant trimmings - Cooked and Raw Foods - Tea leaves and Tea bags - Meat - Fish - Poultry & Bones - Grass clippings & Leaves -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


NoAshes - Nappies - Plastic bags - Medical Waste