There are many, many different types of plastic, so it’s only to be expected if you find yourself sometimes wondering, “which plastics can I recycle?”
The good news is that in Wrexham, lots of plastic containers are recyclable…and many of these can be recycled at the kerbside 🙂
Which plastics can I recycle at the kerbside?
The simplest answer is that ANY type of plastic bottles, ALL plastic food trays, plastic pots and plastic tubs can be recycled at the kerbside in Wrexham. Following this should keep you on the right track 🙂
But to help you understand this a bit clearer, we’re going to give you some examples of the types of typical household items that can be recycled. These are…
• Yoghurt pots
• Butter/margarine tubs
• Ready meal trays
• Shampoo bottles
• Shower gel bottles
• Bathroom/kitchen cleaner bottles (including trigger spray ones)
• Fruit punnets (but not the film or bubble wrap)
• The clear containers Chinese/Indian food often come in
• Milkshake bottles
• Meat trays
• Ice cream tubs
• Large chocolate tubs (Quality Street, Celebrations etc)
Just please make sure these are clean and free from any food or drink residue when you recycle them 🙂
Recycling fact: Please remember to wash all recyclable materials to avoid contaminating clean recycling already collected by the recycling vehicle. pic.twitter.com/EbKEwowWS1
— Wrexham Council (@wrexhamcbc) March 5, 2019
“People want to do even better”
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said, “It’s important to realise you can recycle so many household plastics at the kerbside in Wrexham. This includes things you mightn’t necessarily think of such as shampoo bottles, cleaning bottles, yoghurt pots and margarine tubs.
“We know that many people are trying to do their bit for Wrexham and what’s great is that they’re looking to do even better. This is what will help us hit our 70 per-cent recycling target by 2025.”
What can’t I recycle at the kerbside?
The most common things people try to recycle, which aren’t currently recyclable at the kerbside are all types of plastic food bags, all types of carrier bags, cling film, bubble wrap and crisp packets.
We also can’t accept any polystyrene items, hard plastics (these can be recycled at our recycling centres), toys, tupperware, sweet wrappers, toothpaste tubes, plastic razors, plastic cutlery, or microwavable rice sachets.
Can I recycle plastics from my garden?
You can’t currently recycle hard plastics from your garden at the kerbside, such as plant pots, but you can recycle them at any of our three recycling centres in Wrexham.
Other hard plastic items such as plastic cutlery or CD/DVD cases can also be recycled here.
The re-use shop
If you’re looking to get rid of plastics such as garden furniture or toys and they’re in good condition, you should think about donating them to our re-use shop at Bryn Lane recycling centre…as well as recycling the items, you’ll be helping a great local charity too.
The shop is run by Nightingale House Hospice and our three recycling centres have an area set aside for people to donate items…if you’re unsure where these areas are, just give one of our attendants a shout, and they’ll be able to point you in the right direction 🙂
Hopefully, you now understand a bit more about plastic recycling in Wrexham and now you can be an even bigger recycling superhero 🙂