Environment Awareness & Education

Know Which Bin Your Recycling Goes In

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Friday, December 1, 2017
dlr County
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A national campaign is now underway to educate us all about what types of materials can now go in the Green bin. All waste collectors nationwide have agreed to collect the same materials in the Mixed Dry Recyclable (Green) Bin.

The list has been simplified to help us all understand the only materials accepted for recycling and these should be clean, dry and empty and placed loosely in the bin.

To keep up with international standards and to simplify recycling, a list of the materials you can put in your household recycle bin has been created. See the full list here in related documents on this page.

The list includes paper, cardboard, rigid plastics, tins and cans.

Please make sure items are clean, dry and placed loosely in the bin. If it’s not on the list, it’s not in the recycle bin. The metal or plastic lids of glass items can be placed in the recycling bin.

What about glass?

Glass does not go in the household recycling bin. It should be collected and placed in glass/bottle banks as the separate collection of glass produces the highest quality recycled glass. Glass is 100% recyclable. Glass can be recycled repeatedly without losing any of its properties.

Not all glassware can be put in glass banks such as cookware, Pyrex, plates, cups and ceramics as they have a different melting point to traditional glass.