Recycling in the kitchen

These common kitchen items can go in your recycling bin.

Glass

•    bottles and jars - just scrape clean, no need to rinse
•    Metal lids are recyclable just remove first
 

Paper

•    cereal boxes •    newspapers
•    deli/ butchers paper •    paper
•    egg cartons •    paper bags
•    greeting cards •    paper plates (clean)
•    juice cartons •    paper towel roll
•    junk mail •    phone books
•    magazines •    pizza boxes
•    milk cartons
•    boxes/cardboard (no waxed boxes like fruit boxes)
•    envelopes (including with plastic windows)
•    long life cartons (for example: milk, juice, stocks and sauces)
 

Plastic

•    berry punnets •    margarine containers
•    biscuit trays •    takeaway food containers
•    cake trays (plastic) •    Tupperware
•    containers •    ice cream containers
•    detergent bottles •    yoghurt containers
•    bottles (for example: milk, cordial, juice, soft drink)
•    plastic crockery (for example: disposable plates)
•    vegetable punnets (for example: tomato)
 

Metals

•    aluminium cans •    formula tins
•    aluminium baking trays •    pet food cans
•    cake trays (foil) •    steel cans
•    food cans •    tin cans 
•    cooking oil tins (up to 5 litres)
•    metal saucepans, pots and lids. No glass lids.
•    aerosol cans (cooking/baking spray, whipped cream)
•    foil (clean and rolled/scrunched into a loose ball)





Page last updated: Thursday, 1 November 2018

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