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What does not go in your recycling bin

Do you know where to dispose of items that can’t go into your household recycling bin? It’s very important that you dispose of your waste correctly or you risk contaminating your recycling bin.  Nappies, wipes, bags of ash, clothes and garden waste are the worst offenders.  These ‘contaminants’ affect other good quality recyclable material and cause huge problems for staff and machinery at waste facilities. For further guidance on items that do not go in your household recycling bin visit the ‘What does not go in the recycling bin’ page on our website.

If you need to dispose of waste that does not go in your household bins, such as glass, large packaging or electrical items, you can visit your local bottle bank, recycling centre (civic amenity site) or WEEE drop off point.

If you’re not sure of where you’re nearest recycling centre or bottle bank is you can locate it here using the Waste Services Locator on our website. For further guidance on what is accepted at your local recycling centre we advise that you contact the centre directly. Make sure your items are clean and dry before bringing it to either a bottle bank or recycling centre. Find more recycling tips, FAQ’s and hack videos on our website today!

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