What to Recycle?

  • Plastic Bottles & Containers. Clean and dry containers, then put the cap back on before tossing in the bin.
  • Food & Beverage Cans.
  • Paper.
  • Flattened Cardboard & Paperboard.
  • Food & Beverage Containers.
  • Glass Bottles & Containers.

What can I put in my recycle bin?

  • Drink cans and food tins.
  • Tetra-Pak cartons.
  • Cardboard, paper, newspaper, leaflets, envelopes, books, magazines, paper bags.
  • All plastic bottles.
  • Cereal bags, pasta bags, toilet paper bags, bubble wrap, fruit, veg & bread bags, Ziploc bags.
  • Plastic Packaging.

Which item is recyclable?

There are a wide range of materials that can be recycled through your curbside recycling program. These consist of obvious materials, including paper and glass, as well as less obvious materials, including most forms of metal, and even food: Paper including newspapers, magazines, and mixed paper. Cardboard (OCC)

What are 5 items that can be recycled?

  • Paper: office paper, magazines, newspapers and junk mail.
  • Cardboard.
  • Green, clear and brown glass bottles and jars.
  • Juice and milk cartons.
  • All hard plastic bottles and containers marked, but no lids please.
  • Steel (tin) and aluminium cans and empty aerosols.

What are 5 things you Cannot recycle?

  • Garbage.
  • Food waste.
  • Food-tainted items (such as: used paper plates or boxes, paper towels, or paper napkins)
  • Ceramics and kitchenware.
  • Windows and mirrors.
  • Plastic wrap.
  • Packing peanuts and bubble wrap.
  • Wax boxes.

What waste Cannot be recycled?

Not everything can be recycled, even if it’s made up of recyclable materials. Plastics like clothes hangers, grocery bags, and toys aren’t always recyclable in your curbside bin. Other things that aren’t recyclable include Styrofoam, bubble wrap, dishes, and electronic cords.

What happens if you put the wrong thing in the recycling bin?

If you put the wrong items in your recycling bin, they will be sent for disposal and will not be recycled. Sometimes things like nappies and food waste could actually spoil the rest of the recyclables and mean a whole load may need to be disposed of.

How do you know what can be recycled?

Recycling labels tell you what type of packaging a product has and whether the packaging is recyclable. If it is recyclable, the label will also show whether you can pop the packaging in your household recycling bin or if you’ll need to take it to your local recycling centre.

What are the 3 types of recycling?

Three Types of Recycling

Here are the three main types of recycling: mechanical, energy and chemical. Every single type is subdivided into minor categories, but understanding them gives us a better idea of how the world processes most of its recyclables.

What plastic can you recycle?


Plastics 1 to 7 are accepted (excluding polystyrene and meat trays – even if recycling symbol 6 is shown). Plastic containers must be no larger than 4 litres. TetraPaks are accepted, excluding collections made in Rodney, the North Shore, and Waitakere (where TetraPaks are not accepted).

Can batteries be recycled?

Up to 90% of the materials in batteries can be recycled, depending on the method. That’s why we encourage recycling as much as possible. This is backed by the EU’s recycling regulations in 2012. In 2015, 41% of all batteries were recycled, compared to 25% in 2010 – a positive trend.

What are the four types of recycling?

Type of Material. The first type of recycling can be classified by type of material that is being recycled. Glass recycling, paper recycling, metal recycling, plastic and textile recycling and finally electronic recycling.

What bin does egg shells go in?

Here is a list of more items that should NOT go in your recycling bin, and advice on where to dispose of them. These are food waste – please place egg shells in your food waste bin. You can place egg boxes in your recycling bin however, if not reusing for crafts, once they are clean, dry and loose.

What goes in the red bin?

  • Household rubbish including lids, liquid paper board, non-recyclable glass, takeaway cups.
  • Food scraps and wrappings.
  • Dirty paper, tissues, paper towels, greasy pizza boxes.
  • Nappies and sanitary products.
  • Cold ashes.
  • Packaging and styrofoam.
  • Broken toys, clothing, carpet, fabrics.

What things can we recycle at home?

  • Plastic Bags.
  • Milk Cartons.
  • Plastic Water Bottles.
  • Empty Ice Cream Container.
  • Empty Roll-On Deodorant Bottles.
  • Jeans You No Longer Wear.
  • Old Clothing.
  • Clear Plastic Lids.

What is recycle and example?

To recycle is to use again or to reuse waste material by converting it into something new. An example of recycle is when you return bottles, which are then processed into new glass products.

What material is most recyclable?

Steel Is the King of the Recycling World

It is 100% recyclable, and can be reused over and over without any quality loss. It is also the most recycled material, per ton, in the world. Here are some more steel-related tidbits; Each year 70 million tons of domestic steel scrap is used in the production of new steel.

What goes in the blue recycle bin?

  • Tins, cans and aerosols. food tins and drinks cans.
  • Foil. clean kitchen foil and foil ready meal containers.
  • Paper and card. • cardboard boxes.
  • Glass bottles and jars. • glass drinks bottles (clear and coloured)
  • Plastic bottles.
  • Plastic tubs and trays.

What are examples of reuse?

  • Containers can be reused at home or for school projects.
  • Reuse wrapping paper, plastic bags, boxes, and lumber.
  • Give outgrown clothing to friends or charity.
  • Buy beverages in returnable containers.

What is the hardest thing to recycle?

  • Plastic bottle lids. Reusable drinking bottles save the environment over disposable bottles of water or other beverages.
  • Plastic shopping bags.
  • Broken china.
  • Disposable diapers.
  • Shredded paper.
  • Batteries.
  • Old trophies.
  • Hard to recycle items.

What should not be recycled and why?

You should not recycle packaging that contains dangerous products — or in other words, products that are ignitable, corrosive, or toxic. Examples include oil paint, motor oil, fuel, poisons, or medical waste. If these items are empty, and all you have left is the packaging, then throw the packaging in the trash.

Can cardboard be recycled?

Yes, Cardboard can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

Should I recycle plastic?

Recycling plastic also reduces the amount of non-renewable energy used in the plastic-making process, as creating new items from existing plastic uses significantly less energy than creating plastics from raw materials.

What is the least recycled material?

  • The Least Recycled Item in Your Home. Almost all household waste can be recycled or re-used but lots still end up in landfill.
  • Food. Surprisingly food waste often ends up in landfill despite there being many better ways to dispose of it.
  • Furniture.
  • Packaging Waste.

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