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Plastic pots, tubs and trays

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Yes, Plastic pots, tubs and trays can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

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Which plasic pots, tubs and trays can be recycled?

  • Chocolate and biscuit tubs and trays

  • Dishwasher tablet and washing capsule tubs

  • Non-black plant pots

  • Other clear plastic packaging

  • Pots, e.g. yogurt and soup

  • Tubs, e.g. margarine and ice cream

  • Trays or punnets, e.g. raw or cooked meat trays, take-away trays and fruit & veg trays

Which plastics pots, tubs and trays can't be recycled?

  • Paint pots - recycle these at your Recycling Centre

  • Plastic toys - these are currently not recyclable

  • Expanded polystyrene, e.g. packaging inserts

How to recycle plastic pots, tubs and trays

  1. 1

    Use left over washing up water to rinse your plastic pots and tubs before recycling. Left-over food residue can contaminate other recyclables.

  2. 2

    Labels and lids can all be left on but plastic film and absorbent pads must be removed and put in the waste bin.

  3. 3

    Any cardboard or paper sleeves can be recycled separately.

  4. 4

    Remove any film lids from the pots or trays. These can be recycled with plastic bags and wrapping at larger retailers.

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