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  • Irons - See one of the recycling centres at Vale Street or Smuggler's Way or if in working condition to a local charity shop.

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  • Packaging - see material type i.e. cardboard, plastic
  • Pans - see donate unwanted goods
  • Paper - green recycling wheelie bin
  • Paper, shredded - cannot be recycled
  • Paint - Try to use up all paint. If there is some left in the can, leave the lid off until it has hardened and place in your rubbish bin.
  • Paint cans - cannot be recycled due to paint residue
  • Pesticides - see hazardous waste
  • Pet litter - Litter and waste from non-carnivorous animals can be composted. If your animal eats meat, their waste should be wrapped and disposed of in the general rubbish bin.
  • Phone directories - green recycling wheelie bin
  • Pillows - not currently recyclable
  • Pill trays with foil - not currently recyclable
  • Plant pots and seed trays - not currently recyclable
  • Plants - see garden waste
  • Plasterboard - not currently recyclable. You will need to contact a specialist company to dispose of this type of waste
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - the following items can be recycled in your green recycling wheelie bin:

    • Plastic bottles including drinks and detergents
    • Plastic bakery trays
    • Plastic cake decoration pots
    • Plastic dessert pots
    • Plastic egg boxes
    • Plastic fruit punnets
    • Plastic handsoap dispensers
    • Plastic ice cream tubs
    • Plastic margarine tubs
    • Plastic ready meal trays
    • Plastic sauce pots
    • Plastic spray bottles from detergent and cleaning products
    • Plastic tubs from laundry capsules
    • Plastic tubs from personal care products (for example creams and hair gels)
    • Plastic yoghurt pots (rinse and remove foil lids)
    • Pot noodle pots
    • Plastic vitamin and supplement pots
  • Plastics - the following items cannot be recycled in your green recycling wheelie bin:

    • Carrier bags
    • Buckets
    • Pipes
    • Toys (see reuse and recycling centres or donate unwanted goods
    • Polystyrene packaging
    • Clingfilm
    • Inner wrap from cereals
    • Bread wrappers
    • Frozen food bags
    • Plant pots
    • Bubble wrap
    • Crisp packets and sweet bags
    • Electrical items
    • Pill trays with foil
    • Food sachets (eg. powdered sauces)
    • Toothpaste tubes
  • Plastic carrier bags – see carrier bags

  • Plastic chairs – see reuse and recycling centres
  • Plastic toys – see reuse and recycling centres or donate unwanted goods
  • Polystyrene – not currently recyclable
  • Pots and pans – see donate unwanted goods
  • Prams and pushchairs – see donate unwanted goods
  • Printer cartridges – reuse and reycling centre
  • Pyrex glass including jugs and cooking dishes - Not recyclable see donate unwanted goods

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  • Quilts – not currently recyclable

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