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What to recycle

How can you recycle more at home? We're really good at recycling items from the kitchen, but we can forget that there are materials from other rooms in the house that can be recycled too. According to Repak research 97% of us recycle regularly from the kitchen; but just 50% of us recycle in the bathroom and only 35%of us recycle from the bedroom.

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Recycle more in the bathroom

Common items in the bathroom that you can recycle include:
  • Shampoo and shower gel bottles.
  • Liquid soap dispensers.
  • Aerosol cans, such as shaving foam and deodorants. Just make sure they are completely empty.
  • Plastic cleanser and toner bottles.
  • Plastic bleach bottles and toilet cleaning products.
  • Cardboard toilet roll cores.
  • Toothpaste and toiletry outer cardboard boxes.
  • Cardboard packaging that comes with toothbrushes and razor blades.

Recycle more in the bedroom

Common items found in the bedroom that you can recycle include:
  • Tissue boxes.
  • Cardboard labels and paper packaging on new clothes.
  • Magazines.
  • Cardboard outers for toiletries, such as the packaging from creams and perfumes.
  • Glass perfume bottles.
  • Aerosol deodorant cans. Just make sure they are completely empty.
  • Plastic cleanser and toner bottles.
  • Nail varnish remover bottle.

Recycle more in the living room

Common items found in the living room that you can recycle include:
  • Beer and soft drink cans.
  • Chocolate sweet boxes.
  • Magazines and newspapers.
  • Tissue boxes.
  • Wine bottles.
  • Beer bottles.
  • Cardboard from battery packs.

Recycle more in the kitchen

We are very good at recycling our cans, plastic drink bottles, glass bottles, paper and cardboard.
Below is a list of other less frequently recycled items you may find in your kitchen that can also be recycled at home.
  • Beverage cartons from milk, juice and soup.
  • Food tins and large sweet and biscuit tins.
  • Milk and yogurt bottles. (Tubs may be accepted, please check with your local contractor.)
  • Detergent and washing up liquid bottles.
  • Tissue boxes.
  • Soap dispenser bottles.
  • Sauce and jam jars.
  • Vinegar and oil bottles.
  • Plastic disinfectant bottles.
  • Window cleaner bottles.
  • Polish aerosols.
Any plastic packaging or bottle marked with these symbols (usually on the bottom of the pack), can be placed into your household recycling bin. You can also check with your local contractor for a full list of recyclables they accept.
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