All Recycling Centres remain open (updated 5th January 2021)

Please follow the below guidelines when visiting:

  • only visit if you really need to do so
  • follow social distancing measures when on site
  • wear a face covering
  • plan your visit, weekdays are less busy
  • sort waste and recycling before your visit to minimise time on site
  • all recycling containers are open
  • wash your hands before and after your visit

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Do you know how to recycle right at home?

Take our recycling quiz. It’s only six questions to test your knowledge.

 

Question 1

Which bin can I put an empty aerosol (or spray can) into?

Yes, the can will be recycled into new things
It would be a shame to waste the can if you put it into the general waste as it is a good thing to recycle. It doesn’t go in your paper and card or food and garden bins either.

Question 2

Which item should go in your paper and card bin at home?

Tissues are too weak to be recycled in with paper and card. Put them in your general waste bin.
Nappies should not be put into the paper and card bin. It may stop the paper and card being recycled. Put them in your general waste bin.
Bubble wrap would spoil all the paper and card waste and may break the machines at the paper factory
Yes, a cardboard box can be recycled into new boxes

Question 3

Which of these items should go in your food and garden waste bin at home?

Plastic will spoil the new compost that we make out of your food and garden waste. Put them in your general waste bin.
Plastic bags will spoil all the new compost that we make out of your food and garden. Reuse plastic bags over and over again instead!
Pet waste should not be put into the food and garden waste bin. It may badly affect the good micro organisms that turn the waste into compost. Put it in your general waste
Yes, it doesn’t matter if it is mouldy – all food waste can be recycled in your food and garden waste bin.

Question 4

Out of all these plastic things - which is the only one that you can put into your mixed recycling bin at home?

Crisp packets are not the right sort of plastic. They can’t be recycled easily. Put them in your general waste bin.
Plastic bottles can be recycled into all sorts of new things.
Pots are not the right sort of plastic. They can’t be recycled easily. Put them in your general waste bin.
Tubs are not the right sort of plastic. They can’t be recycled easily. Put them in your general waste bin.

Question 5

What should you do with a TV that you don’t want anymore?

You are breaking the law if you dump the TV – take it to the recycling centre.
The TV would break the recycling machines and could stop all the good items from being recycled.
It would be a shame to waste the TV even if it is broken. You could take it to the recycling centre.
If it is broken, it can get recycled if you take it to the recycling centre. If it still works you may be able to donate it to charity.

Question 6

Select all the things in the list below that you think you can do at home

We hope you picked that you would reduce, reduce, recycle. We hope you didn't think dropping litter was a good idea.
We hope you picked that you would reduce, reduce, recycle. We hope you didn't think dropping litter was a good idea.
We hope you picked that you would reduce, reduce, recycle. We hope you didn't think dropping litter was a good idea.
We hope you picked that you would reduce, reduce, recycle. We hope you didn't think dropping litter was a good idea.

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