You can recycle many plastics at home. They can also be taken to your local recycling centre (RC).
Put in your recycling bin
- all plastic bottles (for example drinks, bathroom and detergent bottles)
- all plastic pots (for example yoghurt, cream and cottage cheese pots)
- all plastic tubs (for example ice cream, margarine, cosmetics, and laundry tubs)
- all plastic food trays (for example food, meat, fruit, microwave trays and Easter egg packaging)
- all plastic lids larger than jam jar sized (for example container and jar lids)
- plastic vending machine cups.
Put in your general waste bin
- plastic films (for example cling film, the covers of food trays and peel-back lids)
- plastic bags (for example carrier bags, bin liners, cereal bags, sandwich bags, and bread bags)
- plastic bottle tops
- crisp packets and wrappers
- bubble wrap
- expanded polystyrene
- plastic toys
- garden plastics (for example plant pots, seed trays, tools and furniture).
Which RC container
- For recyclable plastics, use the mixed recycling containers.
- For non-recyclable plastics, use the general waste container.
Which RC accept this waste
All our recycling centres accept plastic bottles and containers.
- Please remove the plastic tops from bottles and put these in your general rubbish bin. Plastic bottle tops cannot be recycled.
- Ensure that plastics are clean, empty, free from any food or drink leftovers and dry before putting them in your recycling bin.
You could also...
- use reusable bottles, cups and containers.
- try shopping at a refill shop to reduce the amount of packaging you buy.
- use shops and takeaways that offer reusable packaging for their food.