Re3’s top recycling tips
Card plays an important role in preventing damage to our products but did you know that a staggering 300,000 tonnes is used in UK households during the festive season – enough to wrap Big Ben almost 260,000 times!
- Flatten your cardboard to save space in your recycling bin or box or drop your cardboard boxes off at the Recycling Centres
- Remove all plastic stuffing, including polystyrene chips or bubble wrap.
- Keep your cardboard dry in your recycling and don’t leave it outside when it rains
Not all wrapping paper is recyclable. Does a scrunch test – If you can scrunch the paper and it doesn’t spring back you can recycle it!
- Remove ribbons, bows and other adornments before recycling wrapping paper
- Do a scrunch test!
SWEETS/CHOCOLATE TINS, TUBS
You can recycle all your plastic and metal tins and tubs at home, including lids. All colours are accepted except for black ones.
– Please do not put any plastic sweet wrappers in your recycling – remember these need to go in your rubbish bin.
MINCE PIES TRAYS
Yes – all foil trays can be recycled, including ones holding your mince pies or used to roast your turkey.
- Scrunch your aluminium foil into a ball. The bigger the ball the better.
- Rinse your aluminium trays to remove all bits of food.
BOTTLES AND JARS
Please make sure to take all you glass bottles and jars to the nearest bottle bank. You can find the nearest site via our re3cyclopedia app.
- Keep the metal tops on your bottles and jars so these can also be recycled
- If you see any overflowing re3 banks, please contact us
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & ELECTRICAL ITEMS
Bring all broken or unwanted electrical items to our Recycling Centres. We are open every day 8am-6pm, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Both sites close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Tinsel and baubles are not recyclable but if you have some unwanted Christmas decorations or toys that are in a reusable condition, please bring them to our Recycling Centres and leave them at the Reuse Area.