Find out what you can recycle
Check RecycleNow’ recycling locator to find out what you can recycle from home and where your nearest recycling drop off point is. You can also use their What to do with guide if you want some information on how to recycle a specific item.
Now that you know what items you can recycle, find a handy place to store them. Make sure you encourage everyone in your house to think whether items can be reused or recycled before they’re thrown away.
Recycle on your doorstep
Nine out of ten of us have household recycling collections, so if you don’t already have a recycling box or bag provided by your local council, it’s worth calling them and checking that you haven’t been missed out!
Check the date
Find out from your council what day your recycling will be collected. In some areas recycling is collected every week and in others it’s collected fortnightly.
Mark the date on the calendar or request a recycling calendar from your council.
Make recycling even easier
Here are some top tips to make recycling even easier and save you time:
Some things need to be washed before you put them out for recycling, such as glass jars. Use your old washing up water to give them a quick rinse.
Keep your recycling bin next to the main bin so you can take out the rubbish and recycling at the same time.
You could make recycling part of your weekly supermarket trip and “drop when you shop” at supermarket recycling points.