All household plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays can be recycled as long as they did not contain pesticides or motor oil and are not contaminated with food waste. Please note that we cannot recycle plastic bags or films, only clean, rigid containers.
Remember to rinse and squash plastic bottles before recycling them. This saves room in your recycling box and on the collection lorries. Screw any tops back on after squashing bottles as this will stop them from returning to their original shape.
|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 recycle 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: 29 June 2017