Recycling Bin Contaminants

Over 100,000 tonnes of contaminated recyclable material goes to landfill each year. Just one contaminated item can ruin your good recycling efforts!

Make you sure you know what shouldn’t be in your recycling bin:

  • Nappies and Sanitary Products (including baby wipes)
  • Food Waste
  • Contaminated Packaging (greasy, dirty or with residue)
  • Garden Cuttings / Soil
  • Polystyrene (EPS)
  • Liquids/ Oils
  • Textiles – including clothes/shoes and home furnishings
  • Dismantled Furniture
  • Medical Waste
  • Glass – bring this to your local bring bank
  • Light Bulbs
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment i.e. anything that can contain a battery or a plug
  • Batteries
  • General waste that should be in the General waste Bin