The campaigns team went to the Materials Recovery facility where everything from the brown recycling bin is sorted. They found that residents are putting the wrong things in their brown bin. Plastic bags, pots, tubs and trays were the most common incorrect items. There were even general waste, plastic toys and furniture in the recycling.
Wrong things in the brown bin lowers the quality and the value of the recycling collected. It can even cause whole lorry loads of recycling to be rejected.
You can recycle all type of plastic bottles in the brown mixed recycling bin in Oldham.