Plastic pots, tubs, trays and punnets belong with your RECYCLING.


Examples: Soup or yoghurt pots, meat or fruit/veg trays (including black ones), margarine and plastic ice-cream tubs (cardboard ice cream tubs cannot be recycled).

Please Remember: Left-over liquid or food residue can contaminate other recyclables so please empty your containers. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do. Firm lids can be recycled, plastic film (and soft plastic which can be scrunched) goes in your refuse bin.

Hints and Tips: Try to buy fruit, veg, and meat without packaging where possible, take your own containers to farmers markets, butcher, and deli counters.


  • Plastic rubbish in the British countryside kills thousands of land animals every year.
  • More than 15% of the money we spend on products pays for packaging – most of which goes straight in the bin.
  • 8 million tonnes of the world’s plastics end up in our oceans each year, creating a garbage patch three times the size of France.

Recycling Bin