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Rinse, squash and put the lids back on plastic bottles.

Items we collect:

  • Plastic bottles:
    • Plastic milk bottles
    • Fizzy drink bottles
    • Water bottles
    • Shampoo bottles
    • Bottles from household cleaning products
    • Bleach bottles
  • Plastic pots:
    • Yoghurt pots
    • Cream pots
    • Soup pots
    • Salad pots
  • Plastic tubs:
    • Margarine tubs
    • Ice cream tubs 
  • Plastic trays:
    • Meat trays
    • Fruit trays or punnets
    • Biscuit trays 
  • Other items:
    • Plastic plant pots
    • Worn out white garden sacks
    • Broken or unusable food recycling caddy (rinse first)
    • Broken or unusable recycling box (rinse first)

Items we do not collect:

  • Plastic bags:
    • Carrier bags
    • Bread bags
    • Freezer bags
    • Fruit and vegetable bags 
    • Multi-pack crisp bags
    • Salad and sandwich bags
  • Plastic film and wrapping:
    • Plastic nets & labels (e.g. for citrus fruits)
    • Plastic film from magazines and newspapers
    • Wrapping from food products
    • Wrapping around multi-packs of cans
    • Wrapping around toilet rolls
    • Cling film
    • Plastic cereal liners 
    • Plastic film from ready meals
    • Pesticide or chemical bottles 
    • Tetra Paks 
    • Tassimo Pods
  • Blister packs:
    • Packaging containing tablets 
  • Hard plastics:
    • Children's toys
    • Milk crates 
  • Polystyrene, including:
    • Polystyrene food trays (e.g. take-away boxes)
    • Expanded polystyrene packaging​ (e.g. Loosefill polystyrene used for padding in packaging)
    • Bubble wrap 
    • Electronic items 
    • Plastic strapping or rope (e.g. polyrope, lock lashing straps) 
    • Aluminium Coated Plastic Pouches and Packaging 
    • Cat Food Pouches 
    • Crisp Bags 
    • Video/cassette tapes or CD/DVD cases 
    • Washing up bowls
    • Large items such as garden furniture
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