Recycle your clean pots, tubs and trays
From 1 October, we are making it easier for you recycle more plastic waste. Along with plastic bottles, which are already collected, residents will be able to put clean plastic pots, tubs and trays in your recycling bins at home.
These include yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, and meat, fruit and vegetable trays of any shape or colour, along with their lids. It is easy to see whether something is recyclable by checking the number stamped onto it. Anything with a number 1, 2 or 5 within the recycling triangle should go into your recycling bin.
The colour and shape of the container doesn't matter - the main thing is to check that that it can be recycled, and give it a rinse. If the plastic still has food waste on it, or is covered in plastic film, it can cause a problem as it goes through our recycling system and could end up not be recycled at all.