What can I recycle?
23rd December 2015
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Do you want to do your bit for the environment, but can't get your head around what you can and cannot recycle? We're here to give you a helping hand to become a top recycler.

Only these top 20 items can go into your recycling bin:

  1. Plastic bottles; milk, soft drinks, water, cleaning products, beauty products
  2. Margarine tubs, butter tubs, soft cheese tubs, egg boxes, yogurt pots, cream pots - make sure you rinse these before recycling
  3. White ready meal food trays, clear fruit trays - these will need to be rinsed
  4. Empty carrier bags only, no other types of plastic bag
  5. Newspapers and magazines
  6. Junk mail, greeting cards, envelopes, wrapping paper
  7. Yellow pages, telephone directories, paperback books
  8. Writing paper, printer paper
  9. Shredded paper
  10. Food cans, no pet food pouches - rinse before recycling
  11. Drink cans - empty and rinse before recycling
  12. Clean foil from a roll
  13. Foil dishes - rinse away waste
  14. Empty aerosol cans, no lighter fuel cans
  15. Cardboard and corrugated boxes
  16. Cereal boxes, washing powder boxes
  17. Milk or fruit juice cartons
  18. Plastic or cardboard egg boxes
  19. Bottles of all colours, no tops
  20. Jars with no tops - rinse before recycling
Put all of the following items and any other house hold waste in your grey bin:
  • Bagged waste and black bin liners
  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Bubble wrap
  • Toys
  • Shiny plastic wrappers, such as crisp packets, sweet wrappers, tea bag packets
  • Tupperware
  • Polystyrene
  • Black food trays
  • Pyrex or cooking dishes, crockery
  • Window glass, picture glass, drinking glasses, mirrors
  • Clothes, shoes and bedding

You can also take your old clothes, shoes, bedding and toys (that aren't broken) to your local charity shop or put them out for charity collections.

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Alex M

Member since: 10th July 2012

My name is Alex Murray. I am passionate about what goes on in and around Walsall. I hope you find my blog to be interesting and thought provoking. Please feel free to give me your feedback.

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