Hello and thank you for wanting to find out more about what can and can’t go into your mixed recycling container. Understanding what materials can and can’t be recycled makes the recycling process faster and cleaner which ultimately will further help our environment. Below you will find some guidance on the materials we want and materials we don’t accept. Please feel free to contact us and speak to one of our team should you have more questions.
What Can Go In
Paper / Card based materials
Other acceptable paper / card based materials are catalogues, envelopes, telephone directories, computer paper, junk mail, yellow pages, coloured paper.
Other acceptable plastic materials are plastic drinks bottles (milk, water, fizzy drinks) – (washed & squashed), shower & bath plastic bottles – including lids, house cleaning plastic bottles – including lids (washed), yoghurt pots (clean and dry), food trays (clean and dry), plastic bags or carrier bags, tetrapaks or drinks cartons (clean and dry).
Other acceptable metal material is aluminium foil (clean and dry).
What Can't Go In
We do not accept any of the following items/materials in our dry mixed recycling bins: Food waste or materials contaminated with food residue, Foil backed card, Card with bubble wrap attached, Card with padding, glass, Mirrors, Corks, Plate glass (windows), Ornaments, Car windows, Paint tins, Machine or engine parts, Utensils or tools, Wire/cable, Video/tape cassettes or their cases, Garden pots, Christmas lights, Plastic toys, Plastic trims, frames, mouldings, Plastic film/shrink wrap/bubble wrap, Polystyrene packing or beads, CD’s DVD’s or cases, Cables/ties, Textiles, clothing or shoes, Cushions and mattresses, Ropes, belts, Carpets, Kitchen or food waste, Green/garden waste, Wood and MDF, Ceramics & crockery, Soil and rubble, Nappies, Dead animals, Hazardous and clinical waste.
Whilst the above items are not allowed in our dry mixed recycling containers we do offer solutions for separate collections of the above materials. You may also be interested in –