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Plastics Recycling

You can now recycle a much wider range of plastic packaging through your kerbside collection scheme.

Yes Please!

Please see below for a list of the plastic items that can go into your recycling bin:

Plastic bottles

Examples of plastic bottles to be recycled

You can recycle all types of plastic bottles, such as:

  • Plastic milk bottles
  • Fizzy drinks bottles
  • Squash bottles
  • Water bottles
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Bottles from household cleaning products
  • Bleach bottles
plastic yoghurt pot

Plastic pots

You can recycle all types of plastic pots, such as:

  • Yogurt pots 
  • Cream pots 
  • Soup pots 
  • Salad pots 
plastic margarine tub

Plastic tubs

You can recycle all types of plastic tubs, such as:

  • Margarine tubs
  • Ice cream tubs 
plastic meat tray

Plastic trays

You can recycle all types of trays, such as:

  • Meat trays
  • Fruit trays or punnets
  • Biscuit trays
plastic bags

Plastic bags

You can recycle the following types of plastic bags:

  • Carrier bags
  • Bread bags
  • Banana bags
  • Freezer bags
  • Fruit and vegetable bags
plastic film wrapping

Plastic film and wrapping

You can recycle the following types of plastic film and wrapping, such as:

  • Plastic film around magazines and newspapers
  • Plastic film or wrapping around food products
  • Plastic wrapping around multi-packs of cans
  • Plastic wrapping around toilet rolls
  • Plastic wrappers from bakery goods
  • Plastic shrink wrap or cling film
  • Plastic breakfast cereal liners
blister pack memory card

Blister packs

Blister packs are sealed plastic packaging often with a cardboard backing used for small items, and backed with foil for tablets)

You can recycle all types of plastic blister packs, such as:

  • Packaging containing batteries
  • Packaging containing toys
  • Packaging containing tablets

No Thanks!

We are unable to accept the following materials in the recycling bin:

  • Pesticide or chemical bottles
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Hard plastics, e.g. children's toys, milk crates, ride on cars
  • Polystyrene, e.g. for packaging and coffee cups
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Black plastic sacks
  • Electronic items
  • Plastic strapping or string