Take your top off
remove your tops before placing empty bottles into the Yellow
All lids go into the red bin please!
In most cases, the material used for a plastic bottle is not the
same as the lid.
If we take a shampoo bottle as an example, the bottle itself may
be HDPE or PET and the lid Polypropylene (PP). This is
referred to as contaminant, where a foreign material is contained
within a particular bundled material.
With the lid still attached, it's harder to compress the bottle as
the air is prevented from escaping. Also, before the bottle
can be recycled, the lid needs to be removed.
|Here is a detailed photograph of a plastic bale showing the
lids we have still attached to the bottle. By having the lids
removed before placing into the Yellow Bin, we can achieve a
'cleaner' material grade for our customers.
With glass bottles, the lid and foil around the neck are likely
to be aluminium or alloy. The lid remains intact as the
bottle is smashed and flows through the plant as a contaminant in
the glass crushing line.