To recycle, or not to recycle? An A - Z guide.


Click on the item below to find out which bin it belongs in, tips for recycling, where to recycle hard to recycle items, and why you should recycle!!



Aluminium Foil


Ben Linen and Blankets

Biodegradable/Compostable packaging

Biscuit/Chocolate Tins, Tubs, and Trays

Bubble Wrap



Christmas Trees (Fake)

Christmas Trees (Real)

Cleaner and Detergent Bottles

Coffee Pods and Capsules

Coffee Cups

Contact Lens Products

Cotton Wool/Cotton Buds/Sanitary Products

Crisp Packets

Disposable Nappies

Drinking Glasses and Vases

Drink Cans

Electrical Items


Flower Pots

Foil Trays (e.g. pie pots and take-away, and BBQ trays)

Food/Drink Cartons (e.g. soup, milk, juice)

Food Cans (e.g. tins of beans, beans, rice pudding, and tinned fruit)

Food Waste

Garden Waste

Gas Bottles

Gift Bags

Glass Bottles and Jars (Any colour and with lids – e.g. bottles of drinks, perfume, creams, jars of sauce or baby food)

Glass Cookware (e.g. pyrex dishes)

Greeting Cards (With glitter, foil, and embellishments)

Greeting Cards (Without glitter, foil, and embellishments)

Ink Cartridges

Junk Mail (including flyers/leaflets)

Kitchenware (e.g. pots, pans, and cutlery)

Laminated Plastic Pouches (e.g. cat food, baby food, or microwavable rice packets)

Lightbulbs/ Fluorescent Tubes


Make-up/Beauty Products

Blister Packs (e.g. paracetamol)



Padded Envelopes

Paint/Solvent Tin (Empty or full)

Paper (Any colour)

Paper Towels, Napkins, and Tissues

Parchment/Baking Paper

Plastic Bags (Carrier, compostable, bread, salad, fruit/veg, or frozen food bags)

Plastic Drink Bottles (e.g. juice, squash, or fizzy drinks)

Plastic Film (e.g. from microwavable meals)

Plastic Pots, Tubs, Trays, and Punnets

Plastic Toiletries/Bathroom Bottles (e.g. shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap bottles)

Polystyrene (e.g. cups or packaging)

Pringle-style Tubes

Rigid Plastics (e.g. toys and hangers)

Sandwich Boxes

Shredded Paper

Shrink Wrap and Ring Joiners (e.g. from multi-packs of tins or ring joiners from beer)

Sweet, Biscuit, and Chocolate Wrappers and Packets

Telephone Directories and Catalogues


Toothpaste Tubes

Wall Paper

Wet Wipes

Window Glass

Wrapping Paper (With glitter, foil, and embellishments)

Wrapping Paper (Without glitter, foil, and embellishments)