There are lots of plastics you can recycle, but there are also some that you cannot.
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Plastics you can recycle in your mixed recycling bin
Please make sure all of your plastics are clean and empty before putting them into your mixed recycling bin.
|Type of plastic||Examples|
|Washing products||Washing-up liquid bottles
Fabric softener bottles
|Food trays and containers||Yoghurt pots, food 'pots/tubs' for soup, noodles and cakes
Punnet-style containers that hold fruit / vegetables, such as mushrooms or grapes
|Health and beauty||Hair gel containers
Facial or body cream pots
Shampoo and Conditioner bottles
Sun cream bottles
|Cleaning Products||Tubs for cleaning products, such as stain remover and detergent
Cleaning fluid bottles
|Garden and garage||Fertiliser and lawn care bottles
Pesticide and pest care bottles
Weed killer bottles
Don't forget to also recycle cardboard, cartons, glass, cans, aerosols and clean foil.
Plastics that cannot be recycled - put them in your purple bin
|Plastic carrier bags||Plastic bread bags|
|Bubble wrap||Plastic bags from breakfast cereals|
|Clingfilm||Plastic wrappers from multipacks of cans and plastic bottles|
|Crisp packets||Plastic wrappers from toilet roll and kitchen towel|
|Food and drink pouches||Plastic freezer bags|
|Film lids from food trays||Plastic magazine (home delivery) and newspaper wrap|
|Any non-Polyethylene film (e.g. PP, PVC, others)||Plant pots (greater than 9cm in diameter)|
|Pressed powder containers||Toothpaste tubes|
Plastic carrier bags
Please do NOT put plastic carrier bags into your mixed recycling bin. Most local supermarkets offer plastic bag recycling facilities.
Putting these types of plastics in the recycling can cause problems with the machinery at the recycling centre. This might mean that all the recycling can’t be recycled and will end up in landfill.
Plastics you can recycle at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre
|Hard plastics from the home and garden|
For more information on locations and opening times of your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre, visit www.wasteaware.org.uk.