You can put a lot of recycling items in your black bins which are collected fortnightly.
What can I recycle?
|Items||Yes please!||No thanks|
|Tins and cans||
It is important that the right materials are placed in the container to avoid contamination/spoiling the quality of the other good recyclable material.
Listed below are common items that appear in recycling bins, please do not place any of the items listed in your bin.
- Other plastic packaging - e.g. yogurt, margarine or ice cream tubs, carrier bags/bin liners, polystyrene, cellophane, food trays etc.
- Cartons - e.g. fruit juice, soup and milk cartons.
- Domestic waste
- Shredded paper
- Gift wrap
- Garden waste
- Textiles - e.g. clothes, shoes, linen etc
- Glass Bottles or jars
Why can't I recycle plastic packaging?
Plastic pots, tubs and trays are made up of a wider variety of polymers – e.g. PS, PP, PET, PVC, and LDPE. This range of polymers cannot be successfully sorted in our Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) without investing significantly in new equipment, which at this stage would be prohibitively expensive.
Recycling and waste items will have symbols on them which indicate whether or not this item can be recycled.
You may have to check locally to see if a certain item can be recycled.
We want you to recycle as much as you can. Our collection teams will always collect extra recycling which can be placed in a cardboard box or clear sack next to your black bin.
If you regularly overfill your black bin you can purchase additional recycling bins by contacting customer services on 0300 300 0013.