Question: What Can You Put In Your Recycling Bin?

As a general rule, the following items are acceptable:

  • Cardboard including newspapers, paper, magazines.
  • Glass bottles and jars.
  • Plastic containers ie. milk, ice-cream, margarine and yoghurt.
  • Aluminium ie. soft drink cans and foil trays, and steel cans.

What can you not put in your recycling bin?

18 Common Items You Should Never Put in the Recycling Bin

  1. Pizza boxes. The grease can’t be separated from the paper fibers.
  2. Light bulbs. Check your state regulations for disposal.
  3. Food soiled containers. There can’t be any residue.
  4. Aluminum foil. The foil isn’t recyclable.
  5. Capped water bottles. The caps have to be separate from the bottle.
  6. Pyrex.
  7. Drinking glasses.
  8. Ceramics.

What goes in a recycling bin?

  • Mixed paper: Newspaper, magazine, junk mail, cardboard, frozen food packaging, wrapping paper, paper bags, etc.
  • Cans: aluminum, foil, tin, steal, aerosol (empty without pressure) and metal food trays.
  • Unbroken glass: Wine bottles, bottles and jars.
  • Plastic: Rigid containers like milk jugs, shampoo or water bottles.

What can be recycled and what can t?

  1. Take-Out Food Containers. While your late-night pizza or Chinese takeout may come in cardboard containers, these types of boxes cannot be recycled.
  2. Plastic Grocery Bags.
  3. Plastic Bottle Caps.
  4. Styrofoam.
  5. Certain Paper Products.
  6. Certain Types of Glass.
  7. Shredded Paper.

What numbers can be recycled?

Recycling plastics – what the numbers mean + cheat sheet

  • 1 – PETE – Polyethylene Terephthalate. The easiest of plastics to recycle.
  • 2 – HDPE – High density Polyethylene.
  • 3 – PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride.
  • 4 – LDPE Low-density Polyethylene.
  • 5 – PP – Polypropylene.
  • 6 – PS – Polystyrene.
  • 7 – Other.

What items should not be recycled?

What Items Can’t Be Recycled?

  1. Take-Out Food Containers. While your late-night pizza or Chinese takeout may come in cardboard containers, these types of boxes cannot be recycled.
  2. Plastic Grocery Bags.
  3. Plastic Bottle Caps.
  4. Styrofoam.
  5. Certain Paper Products.
  6. Certain Types of Glass.
  7. Shredded Paper.

What products are not recyclable?

Non-recyclable items

  • Garbage.
  • Food waste.
  • Food-tainted items (such as: used paper plates or boxes, paper towels, or paper napkins)
  • Ceramics and kitchenware.
  • Windows and mirrors.
  • Plastic wrap.
  • Packing peanuts and bubble wrap.
  • Wax boxes.

What can you put in the green bin?

What you can put in your green bin

  1. newspapers, magazines and telephone directories.
  2. paper and clean cardboard.
  3. plastic bottles (such as drinks, detergent, shampoo and plastic milk bottles – please leave the lids on)
  4. steel and aluminium food and drinks cans.
  5. empty aerosols.
  6. glass bottles and jars (leave the tops on)

Can I put clothes in recycle bin?

We often receive items other than clothing, shoes, or other household textiles in our yellow “textiles only” bins. And remember, when it comes to textiles, do not place them in your curbside bin. With a very few exceptions, cities do not recycle textiles using curbside bins.

What is the Colour code for recycling bins?

Open Top Recycling Bin with Colour Coded Lids (30 Litres)

This means that our bins are perfect for schools, offices or home use. Common colour coding is blue (paper), grey/black (tins and cans), red (plastics), yellow (textiles), green (glass) and lime green (food waste). Bin bases are available in light or dark grey.

Can you recycle a toilet seat?

Plastic milk jugs can be reused in the home and garden. They are made from HDPE, and can be recycled with curbside pickup, or at a collection center. Be sure to rinse first. Check with your local recycling facility.

Can egg cartons be recycled?

Egg cartons made of cardboard can be recycled just like other types of cardboard. Foam cartons, however, are not part of your curbside program. You can also put cardboard egg cartons in a compost pile. They break down quickly and will help create rich fertilizer for your garden.

Can I put aluminum foil in the recycle bin?

Before you put your foil in the recycling bin, make sure your local recycling program accepts it; not all of them do. Incidentally, usually if foil is accepted, disposable aluminum baking pans also will be. You can even buy aluminum foil that is made of recycled aluminum.

Are paper towels recyclable?

Paper towels, napkins, paper plates, and tissues are all paper products, however they are never recyclable.

What kind of plastic Cannot be recycled?

Plastics. Generally, only plastic bottles and jugs with the numbers 1 or 2 on the bottom can be recycled. Plastic products made from polyvinyl chloride, such as shower curtains, piping, window frames and some toys, can’t be recycled.

What does the number 1 mean in recycling?

The recycling code constitutes of the numbers 1 through 7. Sometimes below the numbers you also find the abbreviations for the plastic type (PETE, HDPE, etc.). The most widely accepted plastics for recycling are number 1 and 2, also most of plastic containers are type 1 and 2.