Contamination is when items are put into your recycling bin which cannot be recycled.
If your bin is contaminated you need to remove the contaminating items before the next scheduled collection day.
My recycling bin was contaminated
Below are some items that contaminate your bin
- greasy cardboard such as takeaway pizza boxes
- crisp packets
- carrier bags - they can be re-used or returned to the bins at the supermarkets but not recycled in our bins
- tissue or kitchen roll
- hard plastic toys
- textiles - any cloth materials
- plastic flower pots
- bubble wrap
- aerosol cans
- cigarette butts
- electrical items
- black bags
for more information and to check what items can be recycle use this handy tool
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