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What’s the ideal separation for recycling?

by Berenice Westmore June 16, 2021 1 min read

If you’ve been thinking of recycling at home or at work, but you just haven’t made the leap yet. We can help! Here are the four major categories to separate your trash in:

  1. Non-Recyclable (black bag)
  2. Recyclables (clear bag)
  3. Organic Waste (separate bin/compostable bag)
  4. Hazardous Waste (separate bin)

 Recycling Wheelie Bins

Non-Recyclables

  • sweet, chocolate & chip packets
  • code 3, 6 & 7 plastics
  • ceramics & crockery
  • stickers & sticker backing
  • foil-lined pharmaceutical tablets
  • tissues & soiled napkins
  • beauty product plastic tubes
  • pesticide containers
  • Window glass & Mirrors

 

Recyclables

  • Paperboxes, books, magazines & papers
  • Glassall unbroken empty glass bottles & jars
  • Plasticsall plastics with the number 1, 2, 4 & 5
  • Aluminum & Steelcans, tins, & bottle lids

 

Organic Waste

  • food scraps & peels
  • meat & bones
  • dairy products
  • baked goods & cooked grains
  • teabags & coffee grounds
  • filter paper & wax paper
  • paper towels & newspapers
  • flowers & untreated wood

 

Hazardous Waste

  • poisonous substances containers
  • batteries & lightbulbs
  • break fluid & used oil
  • medical waste, medicines & syringes