Recycling Starts At Home

Recycling Starts at Home – It Starts With You


What can I recycle?
Recycling is one of the easiest ways to help save the planet. Check out the recycling directory to find out about recycling initiatives in your area.

Put separate containers for paper, glass and plastics in your kitchen or garage and start dividing your waste. Many recycling service providers don’t even require that you separate the various recyclables in which case you can have them all in one bin.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised with how few things you actually have to throw out. Soon you’ll think differently about waste. Suddenly a yogurt tub is not rubbish, but a nifty container and a jam jar becomes a new flower-pot…

Here’s a guide to recyclables:


  • Newspapers
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cereal cartons
  • Chocolate boxes
  • Toilet roll inners
  • Egg boxes
  • Gift wrap
  • Magazines
  • Tetrapak containers


  • Wine bottles
  • Beer bottles
  • Chutney bottles
  • Jam jars


  • Cool drink cans
  • Food cans
  • Lids and tops

Plastic (Check for the P codes on the bottles):


  • Water bottles
  • Soft drinks
  • Cooking oils
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Juice
  • Hard plastic fruit trays


  • Most detergents
  • Shampoo
  • Milk
  • Thin plastic bags


  • Thin plastic bags eg: Sliced bread
  • Milk bags
  • Six pack shrink wraps for beer
  • Magazine wrappers
  • Bulk toilet roll wrappers
  • Fruit and vegetable bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Thick shopping bags


  • Ice cream tubs
  • Yogurt
  • Margarine
  • Feta
  • Ready-made meal trays
  • Fruit trays

Plastics that CAN’T be recycled


  • Foamed meat trays
  • Fast food clamshells
  • Coat hangers


Complex laminates:

  • Pet food pouches
  • Soup pouches
  • Bacon vacuum packs.

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