Automated recycling

Yellow bin wins.

Sometimes its a little confusing to know if something can or cannot go yellow.  The guide below will help to shed some light on what we like to see in your yellow bin!




We love cardboard in your yellow bin and we make sure it gets made back into more cardboard.  Just a few notes here to help.

  • Flatten boxes to allow space for other recyclables.
  • Remove any polystyrene and place into the red bin.
  • Remove plastic bags and place them into the yellow bin separately.
  • You can also place pizza boxes in the yellow bin - just remove the pizza first!




All paper is perfect for the yellow bin.  Newspaper, office paper, wrapping paper and tissue paper are all perfect for recycling.  

  • Food wrapped in paper - please remove the food first.
  • Foil wrapping papers are not suitable for the yellow bin. 

 PET Bottle

PET - or Number 1

We gather thousands of PET bottles every day.  The hotter the weather gets, the more PET bottles we collect as we all seek a cold drink to cool down! 

  • Drink the contents, pop the lid into the red bin.
  • Place the empty bottle into the yellow bin.

 HDPE Milk

HDPE - or Number 2

It's no suprise that we collect tonnes of plastic milk bottles but HDPE can also be ice cream containers and cleaning product bottles.

  • Once empty, place the LID into the red bin
  • Place the bottle into the yellow bin
  • For other HDPE containers, rinse before placing into the yellow bin.



All glass is great when it goes into the yellow bin - and we do some great things with it!  Here are some pointers for placing glass into the yellow bin.

  • Remove all bottle tops
  • Any glass jars can also go into the yellow bin.
  • If the glass jar is dirty, please rinse before placing into the yellow bin.


Steel cans

Steel is one of the most recyclable materials in the world so all household steel cans are welcome in the yellow bin. 

  • Please rinse out before placing into the yellow bin
  • If your can opener seperates the lid from the can, place the lid into the red bin.  The lid gets sorted as paper in our machine!


Aluminium cans

95% of the energy used to make an aluminium can is saved when its recycled.  That energy is enough to run a television for 90 minutes.  Therefore...

  • Drink the contents and pop the can into the yellow bin!


Plastic Containers

Most plastic food containers are made from PET or PP - including those from your local take away.  These can be recycled however before they can go into the yellow bin, please do the following:

  • Throw left over food into the green bin
  • Please check the underside of the container for a plastic recycling symbol
  • If there is no recycling symbol, place into the RED Bin
  • Rinse the container and place into the yellow bin.


Plastic Bags

We like plastic bags and we make sure literally tonnes each year avoid landfill or spoiling the environment.  Please note the following

  • Shopping bags are acceptable!
  • Please DO NOT fill plastic bags with recyclables and place into the yellow bin - this will become rubbish and be thrown away.


Yoghurt Pots & Pottles

Yoghurt, cream cheese and other dairy delights come in 'pottles' made from polypropylene (No. 5).  These recycle really well so please do the following

  • Consume the contents
  • Rinse and then place into the yellow bin