- Cardboard: cereal boxes, snack boxes, dairy & juice containers, toilet paper & paper towel rolls, paper.
- Electrical Items
- Glass Bottles/Jars that’s coloured clear, blue, green & brown
- Plastic* see below
- Plastic film/carrier bags
- Aluminium Cans, Aluminium foil, pie tins, tin cans, steel cans
*There are lots of different types of plastic, in the recycle world plastic is numbered between 1 & 7 depending on what type of plastic it is. Bottles & containers will have recycle logo & number. Numbers between 1 & 7 can currently be recycled.
- Pop bottles & containers
- Milk bottles, detergent bottles, spray bottles etc
- Loose leaf binders and plastic pipes
- Dry cleaning bags produce bags & squeezable bottles
- Medicine Bottles, Drinking straws & food containers, ketchup bottles, butter tubs.
- Compact disc covers, plastic table wear
- Reusable water bottles, certain food containers & Tupperware.
CERTAIN TYPES OF PAPER: For instance waxed paper, nappies, paper towels.
CERTAIN PLASTIC: That has no number for recycling & generally the following items:
Bin bags, ziplockbags, inside bags of cereal packets, bubble wrap, crisp packets, single cheese wrappers, lots of sweet wrappers. (remember the 1 to 7 number rule)
Items such as fast food cartons, mcdonalds cups, Styrofoam dinner/partywear, Styrofoam packaging.
ALUMINIUM: these can only be recycled if cleaned first.
CARDBOARD: such as *dirty pizza boxes, cardboard.
*If dirty items are placed in recycle the container load can be classed as contaminated therefor will not be recycled and end up in landfill**
GLASS: Windowpane glass.
Where to Recycle:
- Our local area to South Tyneside is the Middlefield’s Recycle Village.
- You can also recycle at drop off bins such as those in Asda & Morrisons Stores have in their Car Parking areas.
- Local charity shops are a great way to recycle things no longer of use.
- If you are going to arrange ‘a man with a van’ please do ensure they hold a full licence permit as fly Tipping is vast becoming a problem.
I hope you found this list helpful, especially if you are looking to move house as there are generally lots of items you may wish to part with. Recycle, Reusing & Reducing our household items are a great way in which to help the future of our Environment. Thank you Angela.