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Plastic recycling

We recycle plastic bottles only.

Recycle them by either placing them in to your green recycling box as part of your weekly collection or by taking them to your local recycling bank.

Remove lids and triggers and place these in your general waste bin.

Putting in the wrong type of plastic will lower the overall quality of materials being collected. So, when it comes to plastic, please ensure you only put out plastic bottles for recycling.

Plastic bottles include (although there will be many others):

  • Milk bottles
  • Squash and fruit juice bottles
  • Fizzy drink bottles
  • Shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Shower gel bottles
  • Mouthwash bottles
  • Liquid soap bottles
  • Sun tan lotion bottles
  • Washing-up liquid bottles
  • Empty bleach and surface cleaner bottles

Other plastics

Other plastic items such as food trays, punnets, tubs and pots will need to be placed in your general waste bin as we do not collect these at the kerbside, at the local recycling banks or at the Household Recycling Centre.

Why we don’t collect mixed plastics

Reasons for why we do not currently recycle other types of plastic are explained in detail in the:

 Our main reasons are:

  • Lack of market for mixed plastics
  • Limited space at the recycling depot where the materials are tipped and stored before going on to be recycled (plastics are quite bulky)
  • Haulage costs to transport materials for sorting
  • Costs of sorting plastics

My Location

Enter a postcode below to look up location based information for:

  • Bin collections days
  • Councillor(s)
  • Planning applications
  • Recycling banks

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