All clean plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays can be recycled in your black box or recycling bank for mixed containers as long as they did not contain pesticides or motor oil.
We can't accept any other plastics for recycling but plastic carrier bags and packaging films bearing the 'recycle with carrier bags at larger stores' logo can be recycled at most supermarkets. Find supermarkets near you with soft plastic recycling points.
What to recycle
Please rinse and squash plastic bottles before recycling them. This saves room in your recycling box and on the collection lorries. Screwing tops back on afterwards will stop them from returning to their original shape.
|We can recycle
|We can't recycle
|Plastic household cleaner and detergent bottles
|Plastic carrier bags or packaging films*
|Plastic milk bottles
|Crisp packets or sweet wrappers
|Plastic juice bottles
|Shrink or bubble wrap
|Plastic soft drink and water bottles
|Plastic shampoo/shower gel bottles
|Polystyrene/styrofoam trays, beads or packaging
|Plastic food trays
|CDs/DVDs or cases
|Plastic yoghurt pots
|Plastic margarine and ice-cream tubs
|Plastic cups or coffee pods
Find out how and where to recycle plastic bags and other soft plastic wrapping/films.
Find out more
Get tips on using less plastic.
This Recycle Now video shows what happens to plastics that have been recycled.
For further information about plastic recycling, see the Recycle Now website.
Updated: 29 November 2023