All household plastic bottles and a variety of other mixed plastic containers can be recycled as long as they have not contained pesticides or motor oil. There are some plastics that we cannot recycle at the moment.
Remember to rinse and squash containers before recycling them. This saves room on the collection lorries and prevents plastic recycling being contaminated with other types of waste.
|We can recycle||We can't recycle|
|Plastic household cleaner and detergent bottles||Plastic shopping bags or film|
|Plastic milk bottles||Crisp packets or sweet wrappers|
|Plastic juice bottles||Shrink or bubble wrap|
|Plastic soft drink and water bottles||Plastic toys|
|Plastic shampoo/shower gel bottles||Polystyrene packing or beads|
|Plastic food trays||CDs/DVDs or cases|
|Plastic yoghurt pots||Cable ties|
|Plastic margarine and ice-cream tubs||Garden pots|
For more about plastic codes or plastic recycling in general, visit recyclenow.
At this time we are unable to recyle other types of plastic. This is because:
Plastic film and bags are much more likely to be contaminated with food waste and as a result market demand for these mixed plastics is currently limited and less secure.
Updated: 12 January 2016