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Items to put in your grey bin in Knowsley include: cardboard packaging, cardboard, glass bottles, plastic bottles, yellow pages phone books; food drinks and cans (place lids inside cans), envelopes, paper and card. Remember, please do not place items in plastic bags.

Are you Recycling Right?

by Cathy Sheel

Recycling in Knowsley is easy and convenient. There’s no need to separate cans, bottles, paper and jars – they can all go in the grey recycling bin.

We know recycling makes sense. It can make a real difference to our environment and community. Recycling helps tackle climate change by conserving vital natural resources and helps reduce costly landfill and disposal charges – meaning more funds can be used to provide vital council services. So, let’s make sure we’re making the most of our recycling in Knowsley.

What goes in your grey bin?

  • Food/cereal boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Phone books
  • Food tins and drink cans (place lids inside cans)
  • Glass bottles and jars (caps and lids can go in the maroon bin)
  • Plastic – bottle shaped plastics only (tops and caps can go in the maroon bin)
  • Envelopes
  • Paper, newspapers and magazines
  • Junk mail

No plastic bags.

Remember: Recycling likes to be left loose, so please don’t put any plastic bags in the grey bin.

What if I have extra recycling?

You can request an extra grey recycling bin online. There’s no charge for additional recycling bins.

Or you can leave extra recycling next to your grey bin if it is put in a cardboard box or clear plastic bag (not a bin bag or carrier bag). The cardboard box needs to be small enough to fit into your wheeled bin, as our crews will need to place it into the bin so it can be emptied into the bin lorry.

What goes in your blue bin?

You can also recycle most of your garden waste in your blue recycling bin. This includes:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Shredded paper
  • Flowers
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding – wood chippings, sawdust, straw and hay (clean or soiled)

Garden waste collections are currently suspended over the winter months but will be resumed in March in plenty of time for the gardening season.

All food waste, including any fruit that has fallen from the trees, should be placed in your maroon bin for collection.

And if you’re in any doubt about what to put in each bin then visit www.recycleright.org.uk You can find more information about recycling in Knowsley here.