Yellow Top Recycling Bin

What can I recycle?

What to place in your Recycling bin

  • all plastic bottles and containers up to 5 litres in capacity (rinsed with lids off)
  • all aluminium and steel cans
  • all glass bottles and jars (rinsed with lids off)
  • all paper, milk, juice cartons, magazines and carboard (flattened)
  • telephone books
  • letters, advertising materials
  • metal lids (the magnet picks them up)

What not to place in your Recycling bin

  • recycling in plastic bags
  • silver-lined UHT containers (long-life packaging)
  • plastic bags
  • nappies
  • compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and tubes
  • batteries
  • aerosol cans (full or empty)
  • household waste
  • food or green waste
  • polystyrene
  • motor oil containers
  • any glass items except bottles and jars
  • crockery: Pyrex, plates, mugs, etc
  • plastic lids (too small for the machine)

How To Place Recyclables In Your Recycling Bin

All items should be placed loosely in your bin (and not in plastic bags).

Containers should be rinsed, with the majority of food scraps removed, and all cartons flattened.

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