Recycling in the kitchen

These common kitchen items can go in your recycling bin.

Glass

•    bottles and food jars - just 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)
•    junk mail •    paper towel roll
•    magazines •    phone books
•    boxes/cardboard (no waxed boxes like fruit boxes) •    pizza boxes  - bottom section goes in the rubbish bin
•    envelopes (including with plastic windows)
 

Plastic

•    food punnets •    margarine containers - remove lids
•    biscuit trays

•    empty and clean takeaway food containers - remove lids

•    cake trays (plastic) •    Tupperware
•    detergent bottles - remove lids •    ice cream containers - remove lids
•    bottles (for example: milk, cordial, juice, soft drink) remove lids •    yoghurt containers - remove lids
 

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)
•    aerosol cans (cooking/baking spray, whipped cream
•    foil (clean and rolled/scrunched into a loose ball)




Page last updated: Wednesday, 13 November 2019

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