Do you know what to put in your recycling bin?
No matter where you live in Norfolk, you can put the same items in your household recycling bin.
Norfolk’s recycling service accepts a wide range of materials right from your home.
Just remember, all materials should be placed Clean, Dry & Loose in your recycling bin.
- Clean – empty and rinse containers so they are free of food, drink or other residue.
- Dry – after rinsing, shake off excess water as liquids can make other things soggy and not fit for recycling.
- Loose – different materials need to go in your bin loose. Please don’t put things in carrier bags, bin bags or boxes as they can’t be separated and recycled.
- Clean food and drink cartons (including Tetra Pak cartons for milk, juices, smoothies and soups)
Please make sure your cartons are empty and rinsed out and remove any lids as we cannot recycle them
Aluminium and steel tins, cans and aerosols
- Clean steel and aluminium food tins and drink cans
- Clean pet food tins
Please make sure your tins and cans are empty and rinsed out
- Empty aerosol cans (including personal and beauty product aerosols, cleaning products and domestic insecticides (such as fly-spray aerosols)
Please remove any lids as these cannot be recycled
- Clean aluminium foil
- Clean foil trays (like ones used for ready meals and take away food)
Please rinse or wipe your foil trays out
Please don’t put aluminium foil laminate pouches (like those used for cat and dog food) in your recycling bin as we cannot recycle them
- Clean bottle and jar-shaped glass food and drink containers
You can leave the lids or tops on, but please make sure your bottles and jars are empty and rinsed out
Please do not put any other types of glass (like Pyrex, mirror or window glass) in your recycling bin as we cannot recycle them
- Plastic food and drink bottles
- Personal care/beauty products (like shampoo and shower gel)
- Household cleaning products (such as bleach and floor cleaner)
- Trigger spray and pump spray bottles (like kitchen or bathroom cleaner)
- Household cooking and food oil bottles
- Roller-ball bottles
- Empty medication/pill bottles
You can leave the lids or tops on, but please make sure your bottles are empty and rinsed out
Plastic tubs, pots and trays
- Clean food containers including yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs and fruit punnets
- Clean food trays used for fruits, vegetables, raw and cooked meat and fish
- Clean pots including ones used for custards, creams, fresh sauces and gravies
- Clean ready meal plastic containers (including black plastic trays)
Please ensure your plastic pots, tubs and trays are empty and rinsed out.
Plastic lids can be left on, but cellophane lids and cling film need to be removed as we cannot recycle these