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How to recycle – the Do's and Don'ts of recycling


  1. Make sure you follow the recycling policies for your local area.
  2. Make sure you empty food and liquid from containers.
  3. Rinse containers using old washing-up water (no need to use fresh water!)
  4. Squash containers as flat as you can so they take up less space.
  5. Remove plastic packing tape and labels from cardboard packaging. Small amounts won't affect the recycling process but large amounts could contaminate the load.
  6. Remove caps and lids from plastic containers. Caps are usually made from a different plastic to the bottle. Too many lids will contaminate the recycling load. The plastic ring around the neck of the bottle can be left on as a small amount of contamination is okay.

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