November 11, 2019

‘You can recycle that?’ Household items you didn’t know could be recycled

Whilst recycling is important every week of the year, National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to ensure you’re recycling everything that you can in your household. We’ve collated the top items that you can recycle in your home that you might not know you can, from light bulbs to corks.

  • Aerosol cans
  • Aluminium cans
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Beverage cartons
  • Cars
  • Car batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Chemical drums
  • Clothing/textiles
  • Coffee capsules
  • Coffee cups
  • Computers
  • Corks
  • Electrical appliances
  • Food scraps
  • Furniture
  • Garden cuttings
  • Gas cylinder
  • Glass bottles
  • Glasses (reading)
  • Light globes
  • Mattresses
  • Metals
  • Mobile phones
  • Office paper
  • Oil – cooking
  • Oil – motor
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Printer cartridges
  • Steel cans
  • Televisions
  • Tyres
  • White goods
  • X-ray films

The best way to find a service in your area that will accept any of the above-listed goods is through the PlanetArk Recycling Near You finder.

If you have any unwanted or expired medicine, you can take it out of its packaging and return it to any community pharmacy near you. The medicine is not recycled but safely disposed of using an EPA-approved incinerator. This service helps keep your homes, the environment, and our waterways safe. Whilst the medicine cannot be recycled, the packaging certainly can.

For more information, visit our FAQs.


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