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Plastics - bottles and jars

All plastic bottles and jars can be recycled, but remember to remove the lids off bottles and jars.

Soft plastics like plastic bags and plastic wrap should not go in the recycle bin. However, the REDcycle Program makes it easy for consumers to keep plastic bags and packaging out of landfill. Visit to find your local drop off points.

NB: Turpentine and metholated spirits bottles however cannot be recycled because of the chemical residue

Kerbside plastic recycling factsheet      Kerbside plastic recycling video      Containers for Change 

Some recyclable plastic products found in your home are:

Water bottles

Soft drink bottles (coloured and clear)

Juice bottles

Milk bottles (white and other)

Cordial bottles

Sauce bottles (BBQ, tomato, mustard etc)

Detergent bottles

Cleaning product bottles (toilet duck etc)

Vitamin and medicine bottles

Bathroom product bottles (shampoo, bubble bath, handwash etc)

Laundry liquid bottles

Plastic jars - spreads (peanut butter/ jams etc)

Metals - steel and aluminium 

Drink and food cans are normally made of aluminium or steel and both are easily recycled - this also includes aerosol cans (please remember to remove the plastic lid and nozzle before putting it in the bin.)

Some recyclable metal products found in your home are:

Aluminium foil Steel cans
Foil trays Aerosol cans
Soft drink cans Food tins
Glass - bottle and jars

Glass jars and bottles either clear or coloured are 100% recyclable. Flat, plate or mirror glass however cannot be recycled.

Some recyclable glass products found in your home are:

Soft drink bottles Wine bottles
Glass jars - spreads Beer bottles
Cardboard / Paper

Cardboard can be recycled but it should be clean and of a size that fits loosely into a bin. Remember to fold large boxes down.

Some recyclable cardboard and paper products found in your home are:

Juice and milk cartons Boxes
Egg cartons Magazines
Pizza boxes Newspapers
Glossy inserts Telephone books

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