We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to provide additional support for those affected.

Usual suspects (what to recycle)

It’s estimated that the UK uses over half a million tonnes of metal packaging in a year. Think about it – from the baked bean tins in your kitchen cupboard to the biscuit tin in the lounge and the deodorant sitting in your bathroom cabinet - we make contact with metal packaging every day of our lives.

Top tips

  • Flatten tins and cans to save space
  • Rinse out food tins then pop the lid inside
  • Remove plastic caps from air fresheners, aerosols etc.
  • Scrunch foil into a ball to save space
  • Wipe clean and rinse foil takeaway containers

What to recycle

  • Air freshener, deodorant and shaving foam aerosols (Empty and recycle plastic lid).
  • Tins for sweets and biscuits (Wrappers in bin, the tin can be recycled).
  • Kitchen foil (Rinse the foil then scrunch it up and recycle).
  • Food tins (These are all recyclable; just give it a quick rinse (labels can be left on)).
  • Drink cans (Rinse it out).
  • Foil takeaway trays (Rinse them out so there is no left over residue).
  • Some small electrical items
  • Metal lids and caps from glass bottles and jars (It’s best to leave the lids on the tins/jars as they are easily separated from the glass to be recycled).

What not to recycle

  • No dirty foil
  • No crisp packets and sweet wrappers
  • No laminated foul or plastic pouches
  • No metal containers for chemicals
  • No metal kitchenware