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Recycle Right

What does Recycle Right mean? It is important that we all recycle right. By recycling right, we mean the right thing in the right bin.

Not sure what goes in your recycling bins then check out the information about where you live in recycle in your area

Most people get this right but sometimes the wrong items end up in the recycling bin, especially in the mixed recycling bin.

It really is simple to recycle right, if plastics confuse you ask yourself 2 simple questions:

1. Is it plastic?

2. Is it bottle shaped?

If the answer is YES to both stick it in the right bin.

Dave Spikey, local comedy legend came on board to help us spread the message - 'stick it in the right bin.'

Watch the video to make sure you are recycling right and only putting the following items in your mixed recycling bin:

  • plastic bottles
  • clean foil and foil trays
  • empty aerosols
  • glass bottles and jars
  • food tins and drinks cans

When recycling at home the motto is if in doubt leave it out!

Why is it important to Recycle Right?

In simplest terms the technology we use to separate your recycling, the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is fantastic and really clever,  however it is only built for the types of recycling listed above. If the wrong items are put into your recycling bin they can cause blockages or damage to the MRF.