What goes in each recycling bag?
In your recycling bin or bags, you can put:
- plastic – including bottles, pots, tubs, cartons and carrier bags.
- paper – including newspapers, magazines and letters.
- cardboard – including cereal and egg boxes.
- metal – including tins, cans, aerosols, aluminium foil and bottle tops.
- glass – including bottles and jars.
What can you put in the blue recycling bag?
You should only use your blue recycling bin for:
- cartons (fruit juice cartons, milk cartons, Tetra Pak)
- food tins and drinks cans.
- mixed glass, bottles and jars (lids and tops can be either left on or off)
- mixed paper.
- plastic bottles (lids and tops can be either left on or off)
What goes in the white recycling bag?
Plastic and tins: white bag
You can recycle tins, cans, empty aerosols, clean foil, plastic bottles, tubs, punnets, cartons (Tetra Pak), pots and trays using your white bag.
What color bag does recycling go in?
Why so-called ‘recycling’ plastic bags exist
Down at the dumpsters, the blue bags are chucked into the recycling container, the other bags go in the trash. Some municipalities, including NYC, require recycling to be collected in transparent plastic ‘recycling’ bags when recycling bins or dumpsters aren’t available.
What goes in a glass bin?
What you can put in the yellow lid bin
- aluminium and steel tins and cans.
- aerosol cans – these need to be empty.
- aluminium foil – scrunch into a tennis size ball before it goes in.
- glass bottles and jars – leave lids and labels on.
- plastic bottles: soft-drink, water, juice, milk – leave lids and labels on.
What goes in the blue bin?
Items Accepted in the Blue Bin (Recycling)
- Five Items That Always Go in Recycling.
- Glass. Bottles, jars (lids on)
- Rigid Plastics. Food jars, tubs (lids on) …
- Soft, Stretchy Plastics. Grocery/retail shopping bags. …
- Metal. Aluminum/steel food & beverage cans. …
- Paper* …
- Paper Containers. …
What is the purple bin for?
Only dry and clean paper and cardboard, for example frozen food boxes, newspapers, envelopes, magazines, junk mail and cardboard parcel packaging, should go in the new purple-lidded bin.
What can I put in food waste bin?
Recycling food waste
- meat and fish – raw or cooked, including bones and skin.
- fruit and vegetables – raw or cooked.
- all non-liquid dairy products.
- eggs including shells.
- bread, cakes and pastries.
- rice, pasta and beans.
- uneaten food from your plates and dishes.
- tea bags and coffee grounds.
What are purple bin bags for?
We provide wheelie bins or purple bags for your general household waste. You should not put anything recyclable in your household waste. We collect the black, non-recyclables bins or purple bags every 2 weeks.
Are black bin bags recyclable?
Black bin bags can’t be recycled, so don’t put them in your recycling bin. If you put your recycling into a black bag, the bin crews will throw the entire bag into the rubbish, even if you leave the bag open.
What can go in purple bin?
What goes in my bins / boxes?
- Purple bin: non-recyclable rubbish e.g. nappies or crisp packets – the general waste that ends up in landfill.
- Grey bin: mixed recycling including some plastics (bottles, lids, tubs, pots and trays only), cartons, glass, cans, cardboard and brown paper (but not other paper).
What goes in black bin bag?
What to put in your black bin:
- Carrier bags, film and cling film.
- Crisp packets.
- Tetrapak (juice cartons)
- Animal waste including dog poo, cat litter and small animal bedding.
- Vacuum cleaner contents.
Can you use clear blue bags for recycling?
Plastic bags of any description, either empty or full of recyclables, including blue bags, should NOT go in your recycling container.
What plastic bags are recyclable?
All you need to know about plastic bag recycling
- plastic shopping bags (from any store — remove receipts, etc.)
- food packaging (Ziploc-type bags)
- bread bags.
- plastic liners from cereal boxes (do not include if they tear like paper)
- produce bags.
- dry cleaning bags (remove staples, receipts, hangars)
Can clothes go in recycling bin?
There are places to recycle clothing, such as Goodwill or Salvation Army, but a curbside recycling bin is not the way to go. Clothing clogs up the machinery at the recycling facility so employees must keep a watchful eye to try to pull out errant clothing.