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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I still recycle?

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  • Plastic grades 1&2
  • Flattened cardboard/ paper
  • Glass
  • Cans

How do I find out what grade my plastic waste is?

If unsure, check the bottom of your item for the identification code/ plastic grade.

Alternately, you can click on the button below for more detail around what these recycling streams are.

What are plastics grade 1-2?

  • Type 1: Soft drink, water and juice bottles
  • Type 2: Milk bottles, juice containers, shampoo and cleaning product bottles

If unsure, check the bottom of your item for the identification code/ plastic grade.

What are plastics grade 3-7?

  • Type 3: Products such as certain types of biscuit trays and clear food wraps and packaging, blister packs and toys
  • Type 4: Bread and produce bags, and other soft plastics
  • Type 5: Containers for yoghurt, soft cheese, deli foods and take away meals
  • Type 6: Disposable Styrofoam cups and plates, some meat trays and take away containers
  • Type 7: Other plastics, or combined materials such as Tetra Pak and milk cartons, foil packaging

If unsure, check the bottom of your item for the identification code/ plastic grade.

What should I do now with plastics 3-7?

All plastics 3-7 must now go into your red, General Waste bin.

What will happen if I continue to put 3-7 in my recycling?

Only plastic grades 1-2 will be recycled. Anything beyond this will be considered contamination and disposed of as general waste.

What is happening in other regions?

This will depending on what a given council decides to do. Already other regions have shifted to recycling plastic grades 1&2 only.

 

 

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