What To Put In Your Recycling Bin

What To Put In Your Recycling Bin

  • Plastics coded 1-7, which include soft drink bottles, milk bottles, ice cream containers, yogurt containers and cordial bottles (code numbers are stamped on the bottom of the container)
  • Aluminium, steel, aerosol cans and clean foil
  • Milk and juice containers
  • Glass bottles and jars (no lids)
  • Newspapers
  • Cardboard
  • Telephone books
  • Cereal and food boxes
  • Letters, advertising materials and magazines
  • Envelopes
  • Office paper

Items You Can’t Put In Your Recycling

  • Plastic bags
  • Motor oil containers
  • Cling wrap
  • Any glass items except bottles and jars
  • Crockery: Pyrex, plates, mugs, etc
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Scrap metal appliances such as car parts and cooking utensils
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Food soiled cardboard containers
  • Foil gift-wrap
  • Plastic coated paper

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, majority of food scraps removed and all cartons flattened. Lids and tops should also be placed loosely into the bin. At no time should you use plastics bags.




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