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Recycling inspiration – from every room in your home!


You probably already know you recycle paper, cardboard, glass and plastic bottles in your grey bins, but take a look around your home & you’ll find many more everyday items that can be recycled too:

Recycle in the bathroom

  • Plastic bathroom cleaner and bleach bottles
  • Toilet roll cardboard tubes
  • Glass medicine and mouthwash bottles
  • Plastic shampoo, conditioner, shower gel bottles and sun tan lotion bottles

Recycle in your bedroom

  • Glass cosmetics jars and skincare bottles
  • Glass perfume and aftershave bottles
  • Cardboard tissue boxes, paper shopping bags and shoe boxes

From your living room

  • Newspapers, magazines and catalogues
  • Glass air-freshener diffuser and plug in bottles

Recycling in your kitchen

  • Glass food jars and bottles
  • Food and drinks cans
  • Plastic water, drinks and milk bottles
  • Plastic detergent bottles
  • Cardboard packaging, cereal boxes and cardboard trays

From your study

  • Junk mail, paper, envelopes
  • Shredded paper can go in your blue garden waste bin

Did you know?

Even your pets can help with your recycling efforts as pet bedding, wood chippings, sawdust, straw and hay (clean and soiled) can go into your blue garden waste bin.

And don’t forget the garden – check out our tips for making the most of your Blue Bin