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.
It is our mission to reduce the use of plastic in Richmond, and we need your help.
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 toys|
|Plastic shampoo/shower gel bottles||Polystyrene/styrofoam trays, beads or packaging|
|Plastic food trays||CDs/DVDs or cases|
|Plastic yoghurt pots||Cable ties|
|Plastic margarine and ice-cream tubs||Garden pots|
*Plastic carrier bags can be recycled at large supermarkets along with plastic packaging films bearing the 'Recycle with carrier bags at larger stores' logo.
Updated: 15 August 2018