Which Bag, Bin or Box?

Which Bag, Bin or Box? 2018-04-24T16:43:23+00:00

Paper and cardboard including:

newspapers and magazines

catalogues and directories

writing/typing paper

leaflets

cards

cardboard - if you can fit it in your sack. Otherwise, please take it to a Community Recycling Centre

paper envelopes with or without windows (padded envelopes need to go in the black sack)

Cans and tins including:

food tins

drink cans

pet food tins

sweet/biscuit tins

metal lids from bottles and jars

aerosol cans

Plastic bottles and containers (washed with lids removed) including:

drinks bottles

detergent and bleach bottles

shampoo or shower gel bottles

milk bottles

yoghurt pots and margarine tubs

rigid meat trays and fruit punnets

ready meal containers

plastic bottle caps/lids

Aluminium including:

clean aluminium foil

clean aluminium trays

Food and drink cartons (sometimes called Tetrapak) including:

fruit juice cartons

soup cartons

long life milk cartons

Remember!

Cardboard should be broken down and placed inside the recycling sack and tied! Cardboard left loose next to rubbish will become soiled and wet and unuseable. If it’s too large it can’t be processed at the recycling factory so take large cardboard to the Community Recycling Centre(tip) Find out more here

Paper and cardboard including:

newspapers and magazines

catalogues and directories

writing/typing paper

leaflets

cards

cardboard - if you can fit it in your sack. Otherwise, please take it to a Community Recycling Centre

paper envelopes with or without windows (padded envelopes need to go in the black sack)

Cans and tins including:

food tins

drink cans

pet food tins

sweet/biscuit tins

metal lids from bottles and jars

aerosol cans

Plastic bottles and containers (washed with lids removed) including:

drinks bottles

detergent and bleach bottles

shampoo or shower gel bottles

milk bottles

yoghurt pots and margarine tubs

rigid meat trays and fruit punnets

ready meal containers

plastic bottle caps/lids

Aluminium including:

clean aluminium foil

clean aluminium trays

Food and drink cartons (sometimes called Tetrapak) including:

fruit juice cartons

soup cartons

long life milk cartons

Remember!

Cardboard should be broken down and placed inside the recycling sack and tied! Cardboard left loose next to rubbish will become soiled and wet and unuseable. If it’s too large it can’t be processed at the recycling factory so take large cardboard to the Community Recycling Centre(tip) Find out more here

Paper and cardboard including:

newspapers and magazines

catalogues and directories

writing/typing paper

leaflets

cards

cardboard - if you can fit it in your sack. Otherwise, please take it to a Community Recycling Centre

paper envelopes with or without windows (padded envelopes need to go in the black sack)

Cans and tins including:

food tins

drink cans

pet food tins

sweet/biscuit tins

metal lids from bottles and jars

aerosol cans

Plastic bottles and containers (washed with lids removed) including:

drinks bottles

detergent and bleach bottles

shampoo or shower gel bottles

milk bottles

yoghurt pots and margarine tubs

rigid meat trays and fruit punnets

ready meal containers

plastic bottle caps/lids

Aluminium including:

clean aluminium foil

clean aluminium trays

Food and drink cartons (sometimes called Tetrapak) including:

fruit juice cartons

soup cartons

long life milk cartons

Remember!

Cardboard should be broken down and placed inside the recycling sack and tied! Cardboard left loose next to rubbish will become soiled and wet and unuseable. If it’s too large it can’t be processed at the recycling factory so take large cardboard to the Community Recycling Centre(tip) Find out more here

Please rinse any bottles or jars so that they are free from food residue so that they do not attract wasps or vermin.

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Please rinse any bottles or jars so that they are free from food residue so that they do not attract wasps or vermin.

Do you need a blue box? Order one here!

Find out more here      
Please rinse any bottles or jars so that they are free from food residue so that they do not attract wasps or vermin.

Do you need a blue box? Order one here!

Find out more here      

Garden and Food Waste

All meat and bones

Fish

Bread and pastries

Dairy

Tea bags and loose tea and coffee

Fruit and vegetablesv

Grass, weeds and leaves

Clean sawdust, hay and bark

Small branches (under 15cm in diameter)

Recycling Food Waste

Some people don’t recycle food waste as they don’t like the smell or mess especially in summer but it’s very easy to do and you can keep your bin and kitchen caddy clean at the same time. Use a compostable liner bag in your caddy and simply tie up the bag when the caddy is nearly full. Place the full bag into the green bin or 23l caddy. Look for the leaf logo on the bags to show that it is compostable. Biodegradable isn’t the same thing and should not be used. Alternatively you could line your kitchen caddy with newspaper which works just as well. When almost full simply wrap up the food scraps and put in the green wheelie bin. Putting all food waste into the green wheelie bin or 23l lockable caddy means you won’t have any ripped black bags to clear up as there’s nothing to attract the animals to the bag. Animals like foxes, birds, cats and rats are all attracted to the food smells coming from bags and will rip them open to get at the food. Did you know? You can also put your real Christmas tree in the green wheelie bin too minus any decorations. If the tree is too large either cut it into smaller sections or lean against the green bin for collection. www.lovefoodhatewaste.com Find out more here

Garden and Food Waste

All meat and bones

Fish

Bread and pastries

Dairy

Tea bags and loose tea and coffee

Fruit and vegetablesv

Grass, weeds and leaves

Clean sawdust, hay and bark

Small branches (under 15cm in diameter)

Recycling Food Waste

Some people don’t recycle food waste as they don’t like the smell or mess especially in summer but it’s very easy to do and you can keep your bin and kitchen caddy clean at the same time. Use a compostable liner bag in your caddy and simply tie up the bag when the caddy is nearly full. Place the full bag into the green bin or 23l caddy. Look for the leaf logo on the bags to show that it is compostable. Biodegradable isn’t the same thing and should not be used. Alternatively you could line your kitchen caddy with newspaper which works just as well. When almost full simply wrap up the food scraps and put in the green wheelie bin. Putting all food waste into the green wheelie bin or 23l lockable caddy means you won’t have any ripped black bags to clear up as there’s nothing to attract the animals to the bag. Animals like foxes, birds, cats and rats are all attracted to the food smells coming from bags and will rip them open to get at the food. Did you know? You can also put your real Christmas tree in the green wheelie bin too minus any decorations. If the tree is too large either cut it into smaller sections or lean against the green bin for collection. www.lovefoodhatewaste.com Find out more here

Garden and Food Waste

All meat and bones

Fish

Bread and pastries

Dairy

Tea bags and loose tea and coffee

Fruit and vegetablesv

Grass, weeds and leaves

Clean sawdust, hay and bark

Small branches (under 15cm in diameter)

Recycling Food Waste

Some people don’t recycle food waste as they don’t like the smell or mess especially in summer but it’s very easy to do and you can keep your bin and kitchen caddy clean at the same time. Use a compostable liner bag in your caddy and simply tie up the bag when the caddy is nearly full. Place the full bag into the green bin or 23l caddy. Look for the leaf logo on the bags to show that it is compostable. Biodegradable isn’t the same thing and should not be used. Alternatively you could line your kitchen caddy with newspaper which works just as well. When almost full simply wrap up the food scraps and put in the green wheelie bin. Putting all food waste into the green wheelie bin or 23l lockable caddy means you won’t have any ripped black bags to clear up as there’s nothing to attract the animals to the bag. Animals like foxes, birds, cats and rats are all attracted to the food smells coming from bags and will rip them open to get at the food. Did you know? You can also put your real Christmas tree in the green wheelie bin too minus any decorations. If the tree is too large either cut it into smaller sections or lean against the green bin for collection. www.lovefoodhatewaste.com Find out more here

Non Recyclable items

Some items can’t be recycled through the weekly council collections. These should go into the black sack. Textiles can be recycled at one of the clothing banks located around MK or if they’re good quality you can drop them off to your nearest charity shop. There are also local events being held throughout the year such as swishing, jumble sales and repurposing events so look out for details on our events page.

Non Recyclable

Plastic bags – some supermarkets offer recycling for these

Plastic film and food wrapping – if it opens out again after scrunching then we can’t recycle it!

Fruit nets

Nappies and sanitary products

Animal waste/dog mess (double bagged)

Broken glass or china - please ensure it is appropriately wrapped to avoid injury to yourself or our crews

Polystyrene packaging

Nappies and animal waste should be double bagged. If you have large quantities of nappies or animal waste you should spread them over a number of bags so that no one bag is overly heavy. Did you know? We run information events for parents to find out about real (cloth) nappies. These type of nappies are reuseable which is good news for the environment and for your pocket! The next events are listed here https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/other-waste-services/real-cloth-nappies

Find out more here

Non Recyclable items

Some items can’t be recycled through the weekly council collections. These should go into the black sack. Textiles can be recycled at one of the clothing banks located around MK or if they’re good quality you can drop them off to your nearest charity shop. There are also local events being held throughout the year such as swishing, jumble sales and repurposing events so look out for details on our events page.

Non Recyclable

Plastic bags – some supermarkets offer recycling for these

Plastic film and food wrapping – if it opens out again after scrunching then we can’t recycle it!

Fruit nets

Nappies and sanitary products

Animal waste/dog mess (double bagged)

Broken glass or china - please ensure it is appropriately wrapped to avoid injury to yourself or our crews

Polystyrene packaging

Nappies and animal waste should be double bagged. If you have large quantities of nappies or animal waste you should spread them over a number of bags so that no one bag is overly heavy. Did you know? We run information events for parents to find out about real (cloth) nappies. These type of nappies are reuseable which is good news for the environment and for your pocket! The next events are listed here https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/other-waste-services/real-cloth-nappies

Find out more here

Non Recyclable items

Some items can’t be recycled through the weekly council collections. These should go into the black sack. Textiles can be recycled at one of the clothing banks located around MK or if they’re good quality you can drop them off to your nearest charity shop. There are also local events being held throughout the year such as swishing, jumble sales and repurposing events so look out for details on our events page.

Non Recyclable

Plastic bags – some supermarkets offer recycling for these

Plastic film and food wrapping – if it opens out again after scrunching then we can’t recycle it!

Fruit nets

Nappies and sanitary products

Animal waste/dog mess (double bagged)

Broken glass or china - please ensure it is appropriately wrapped to avoid injury to yourself or our crews

Polystyrene packaging

Nappies and animal waste should be double bagged. If you have large quantities of nappies or animal waste you should spread them over a number of bags so that no one bag is overly heavy. Did you know? We run information events for parents to find out about real (cloth) nappies. These type of nappies are reuseable which is good news for the environment and for your pocket! The next events are listed here https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/other-waste-services/real-cloth-nappies

Find out more here

Batteries

Batteries can be placed in the yellow battery bag and placed on top of your green wheelie bin on your day of collection. The bag will be collected and a new bag left for you to use. All these types of battery can go in the yellow bag:

Size AA

Size AAA

Size C

Size D

6 Volt

9 Volt

Laptop batteries

Button batteries

Mobile phone batteries

This bag is not suitable for car batteries. These can be taken to any of our Community Recycling Centres (Tips). Many shops and supermarkets also have battery recycling bins that you can use! Find out more here  

Batteries

Batteries can be placed in the yellow battery bag and placed on top of your green wheelie bin on your day of collection. The bag will be collected and a new bag left for you to use. All these types of battery can go in the yellow bag:

Size AA

Size AAA

Size C

Size D

6 Volt

9 Volt

Laptop batteries

Button batteries

Mobile phone batteries

This bag is not suitable for car batteries. These can be taken to any of our Community Recycling Centres (Tips). Many shops and supermarkets also have battery recycling bins that you can use! Find out more here  

Batteries

Batteries can be placed in the yellow battery bag and placed on top of your green wheelie bin on your day of collection. The bag will be collected and a new bag left for you to use. All these types of battery can go in the yellow bag:

Size AA

Size AAA

Size C

Size D

6 Volt

9 Volt

Laptop batteries

Button batteries

Mobile phone batteries

This bag is not suitable for car batteries. These can be taken to any of our Community Recycling Centres (Tips). Many shops and supermarkets also have battery recycling bins that you can use! Find out more here