Recycle week 2019 - recycling around the home

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Recycling in the Bathroom

Bathroom recycling

There are plenty of things you can recycle from the bathroom. Here are some often forgotten items which can be recycled:  

  • shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • bathroom cleaner bottles  - including the spray dispenser
  • empty aerosols
  • cardboard toilet tube inner
  • cardboard boxes eg toothpaste

Why not hang a bag on the back of the bathroom door to collect up recyclables from the bathroom, or pop them at the top of the stairs ready to collect next time you head out to the recycling bin.

Recycling in the Bedroom

Bedroom recycling


Don't forget there are also lots of items from the bedroom or living room which can also be recycled: 

  • Empty tissue boxes
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Deodorant and air fresher aerosols
  • Empty lotion bottles and hand cream tubs

Why not try having a second bin in the room so you can pop recyclables in one and rubbish in the other. 


Recycling in the Kitchen

Kitchen recycling

Many of us recycle in the kitchen but here are some common items you may have forgotten: 

  • washing up liquid bottles
  • bleach bottles
  • surface cleaner bottles (including the trigger spray)
  • fabric softener bottles
  • empty aerosols eg air fresheners
  • empty dishwasher tablet boxes
  • empty kitchen foil boxes

Don't forget to rinse out empty bottles and squash containers to save space in your recycling bin. 

Did you know?

If everyone in the UK recycled one bathroom cleaner bottle, enough energy could be saved to vacuum around 82,460 homes!!! So don't forget to recycle all of those plastic bottles from around the home. 

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