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What can I recycle?

Repak is here to guide you on what packaging waste you can and can’t recycle. You can also join Team Green today and play your part in recycling better, with regular updates and tips!

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What goes in the recycling bin?

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Types of paper you can recycle

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Envelopes
  • Paper
  • Phone Books
  • Letters
  • Catalogues
  • Juice Cartons
  • Egg Boxes
  • Holiday Brochures
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Envelopes
  • Sugar Bags
  • Potato Bags
  • Packaging Boxes
  • Food Boxes
  • Gravy / Salt Tubs
  • Gift Cards / Wrap
  • Toilet / Kitchen Roll Tubes
  • Washing Powder Boxes
  • Tissue Boxes
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Types of rigid plastics you can recycle

  • Water / Juice Bottles
  • Milk / Cream Bottles
  • Sauce / Dressing Bottles
  • Meat / Veg Trays
  • Margarine Tubs
  • Yogurt Pots Butter Tubs
  • Ice Cream Tubs
  • Salad / Fruit Bowls
  • Chocolate / Biscuit Tray
  • Bottle / Jar Lids
  • Take Away Containers
  • Shampoo / Gel Bottles
  • Make Up / Toiletry Tubs
  • Detergent Bottle / Tubs
  • Liquid Soap Bottles
  • Mouth Wash Bottles
  • Household Cleaning Bottles
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Types of tins, cans & foil you can recycle

  • Drink Cans
  • Food Cans
  • Pet Food Cans & Trays
  • Soup / Sauce / Fruit Tins
  • Gift / Biscuit / Toiletry Tins
  • Sweet / Chocolate Tins
  • Aluminium (Tin) Foil
  • Aluminium Trays
  • Beer Bottle Lids
  • Metal Jar & Bottle Lids
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What does NOT go in the recycling bin?

Please don’t put the wrong items in your recycling bin, as these will contaminate all your clean recyclables. Here you can learn about all the items that should never go in your recycling bin, find out what bin you should use, and learn what items need to be disposed of at a recycling centre (civic amenity site).

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Soft plastics Electronics / batteries Food / garden waste nappies and wipes clothes and shoes glass
Soft plastics Electronics / batteries Food / garden waste nappies and wipes clothes and shoes glass

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Where can I dispose of waste that doesn’t go in my household bins?

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. Find your nearest recycling facilities on the Waste Services Locator.

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Recycling Symbols

Confused by recycling symbols? See our simple guide to all the symbols you may see on packaging in Ireland.

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Recycling Tips and FAQs

Confused or have a question? Repak has your answer and much more! Check out some of our top recycling tips and FAQs.

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