Plant pots and seed trays - If non-black plastic then recycle in the blue recycling wheelie bin; if black plastic then use grey general waste bin; check with your local garden centre for plant pot take-back schemes
Plants without soil – Brown recycling wheelie bin or composted
Plasterboard - Inert Waste- permit needed for local recycling centre
Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - the following items can be recycled in your blue recycling wheelie bin:
Plastic bottles including drinks and detergents
Plastic bakery trays
Plastic dessert pots
Plastic egg boxes
Plastic fruit punnets
Plastic hand soap dispensers
Plastic ice cream tubs
Plastic margarine tubs
Plastic ready meal trays
Plastic sauce pots
Plastic spray bottles from detergent and cleaning products
Plastic tubs from laundry capsules
Plastic tubs from personal care products (for example creams and hair gels)
Plastic yoghurt pots (rinse and remove foil lids)
Plastic noodle pots
Plastic vitamin and supplement pots
Plastics - the following items cannot be recycled in your blue recycling wheelie bin:
Toys (Local recycling centre or check with your local charity shops)
Plastic carrier bags – Many supermarkets now have recycling points for carrier bags.
Plastic chairs – Local recycling centre, donate to a charity, sell or give away online
Plastic toys – Local recycling centre, donate to a charity, sell or give away online
Polystyrene – Grey general waste bin.
Pots and pans – Check with your local charity shops.
Prams and pushchairs – Donate to a charity, sell or give away online
Printer cartridges – Local recycling centre
Pyrex glass including jugs and cooking dishes - Not recyclable so check with your local charity shops
Quilts – Local recycling centre
Radiators – Local recycling centre
Radios - Local recycling centre, donate to a charity, sell or give away online
Records, audio tapes, CDs – Check with your local charity shops.
Refrigerators – Local recycling centre
Rubble – Inert waste- permit needed for local recycling centre
Sanitary products – not currently recyclable so they will need to be put into your grey general waste bin. There are reusable alternatives available in your local health food store or find advice online.
Scrap metal – Local recycling centre
Sewing machines – Local recycling centre, donate to a charity, sell or give away online
Shoes – Textile banks or check with your local charity shops.
Small electrical appliances – Local recycling centre or bulky household waste collection
Sofas – Local recycling centre, bulky household waste collection, donate to a charity, sell or give away online
Soil - Reuse it or offer it to someone who can. This cannot be put into your brown recycling wheelie bin. Excess soil is too heavy to be emptied from a wheelie bin and not considered household waste. You will need to contact a specialist company to dispose of this type of waste.
Spectacles – Opticians
Stamps – you may be able to donate them to charity.
Steel cans – Blue recycling wheelie bin
Takeaway food containers (plastic and foil) – Blue recycling wheelie bin
Tea bags – Grey general waste bin or compost
Television sets – Local recycling centre or bulky household waste collection
Tetrapaks - Local recycling centre
Textiles – Textile banks or check with your local charity shops
Timber – Inert Waste
Tins – from food and drink place in blue recycling wheelie bin including:
Infant milk and formula tins
Baby food tins
Pet food tins
Tissue / Toilet roll - Grey general waste bin.
Toilet roll tubes – Green recycling wheelie bin
Tools – Garden hand tools can be taken to your local recycling centre