Find out which items should go into your recycling bin.
Never bag items in your yellow bin, always tip them in loose.
It is an offence under the local law
to put rubbish or contamination in your recycling bin.
Put these items in your recycling bin
Hard plastic containers 1,2 and 5.
Glass bottles and jars.
Clean paper and cardboard.
Metal lids, cans and foil.
- Do not put paper bags or cardboard boxes full of recycling in your bin. Even though these bags and boxes are recyclable, they are compacted in the truck, making it impossible to sort the items inside.
- If you’re not sure if a plastic can be recycled, check it is labelled with plastic numbers 1,2 or 5, and then give it a squeeze! If it goes back to its original shape, it’s a hard plastic and is safe to put in your recycle bin.
- Food containers don't need to be spotless, a quick rinse or scrape to remove bits of food is enough.
- Put items made of different materials in separately, for instance, remove a metal lid from a glass jar before putting both in your recycling bin.
Do not put these into your recycling bin
Clothing, shoes, textiles.
Drink cartons or cups.
Electronic waste, batteries.
Glassware, crockery, mirrors.
Plastic bags and other soft plastics.
Polystyrene or styrofoam.
Use the online directory to find your recycling options for a wide range of items.
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