RED BAGS - TERRACYCLE
We collect ALL Crisps, Biscuits, Nestle, Kinder, Febreeze, Ella pouches, Garnier, Finish, Vanish, KP, Weleda, Flash/Febreeze packaging, Pringles, Colgate, Contact lenses, Bayliss and Harding, Bread bags, Carex, Cheese Packaging, Hasbro games, Lily’s kitchen, LOL surprises, Plastic ring carriers, Babybel, Zuru balloons, Tassimo pods, Pens/Pencils/Correction Fluid.
See their website for full details on what you can include.
Please put “smelly” items into separate bags before putting in this bag, to avoid contaminating other products.
These are returned to manufacturers via local drop-off points or sent directly to them.
GREEN BAGS - PET/PETE 1
These are usually Clear tough plastics, such as soft juices, fizzy, water bottles, fruit trays, microwave/cooking trays, some shower/shampoo bottles. They all usually have a number 1 or PET on them.
Remove labels, film and lids where possible. either stack or cut them in half to make extra space in your bag.
BLUE BAGS – SOFT PLASTIC
Any soft packaging that is not part of the Terracycle schemes. Examples include cereal bags, carrier bags, film from packaging, fruit netting, toilet roll packaging, clear sealed bags and all other unknown plastics.
Please separate all soft plastics if attached to other plastic in other bags. These sometimes have numbers on them too.
** NO CLING FILM, PLEASE **
YELLOW BAGS – PP/PS - 5/6
Hard, rigid, brittle plastic, but flexible packaging such as butter, yoghurt, cream, margarine, ice-cream pots, some lunch boxes.
These will all have a number 5 or 6 on them, if you can’t find just add to these bags for checking back at the warehouse.
** NO EXPANDED/EXTRUDED FOAM POLYSTYRENE PLEASE **
CLEAR BAGS – HDPE/ALL LIDS
Soft flexible plastics, these are usually HDPE/LDPE. These include items like milk containers, bathroom bottles and all lids. You can normally find a number, but they are VERY small.
Please CRUSH down all larger items or cut into half as this will allow more space in your bag. Large items not crushed cannot be taken.
TETRA-PAK (Bags not provided)
ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
FACILITY REMOVED AT LOCAL RECYCLING CENTRE - AWAITING ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS
All Carton packaging.
Note: We don’t recycle these, but they are given back for processing at our local recycling facility. They are turned into valuable materials, reused in cardboard, paper and even building materials.
For further information please visit www.tetrapak.com
OTHER - BEAD ITEMS
These items should be bagged separately to the plastics above and left out with your coloured bags for collection
Gift wrap – If you can crunch and it stays crunched it can be recycled, anything else in the black bin (unless it can be reused and is of good quality)
Batteries, Small appliances (Only Small items, no microwaves),
Good quality Paper/Cardboard for shredding (We can’t take large boxes unless they are folded down)
Shredded Paper – We have a stock of this if anyone would like to take it for free, for pets, packaging etc.
Metal Lids & Aluminium Foil (Clean & Dry)
Stamps (with 1cm border) - collected for Air Ambulance
Unused Food items (In date), Animal Food, Toys, Books, Clothes, Bedding, Crockery etc... Please message for collection. These are donated to charity or to people in need.