Yellow Lid Bin
Container recyclables should be placed in your yellow bin. Items which can be recycled in this way include aluminum and steel cans, aerosols, glass bottles and jars and plastic bottles and containers. Once collected, items in your yellow bin are sorted at a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), squashed into large bales and reprocessed to make new items. A plastic bottle placed in your yellow bin may end up as a sleeping bag, a plastic chair or even a pen!
Red Lin Bin
Houses and terraces are entitled to have one 140 litre bin. Multi unit dwellings such as apartment buildings are entitled to have one 240 litre bin per 3 units.
Blue Lid Bin
Paper and cardboard recyclables should be placed in your blue bin. These items may include newspapers and magazines (remove the plastic wrap first!), cartons, envelopes and advertising material. Once collected, paper and cardboard in your blue bin is sorted at a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), before being reprocessed into a range of new paper products. This process saves precious natural resources, in fact making paper from recycled materials uses 99% less water and 50% less energy than if produced from raw material.
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