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Recycling Plastic Pots, Tubs and Trays

We are trialling new recycling banks for recycling plastic pots, tubs and trays

The four new recycling banks will be available from Monday 29 March and be able to accept plastic pots, tubs and trays including:

  • yoghurt pots
  • cream pots
  • butter/margarine tubs
  • plastic food trays, eg takeaway trays, ready meal trays
  • tubs from chocolate, sweets, biscuits, crackers
  • biscuit tray packaging
  • clear fruit punnets
  • clear meat trays
  • cosmetic pots, eg face cream pots
  • plastic lids (bottle tops, plastic lids etc)

Please make sure your plastic pots, tubs and trays are washed and lids/film are removed before recycling. Items should be put into the recycling banks loose and not in plastic bags.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept:

  • black plastic trays
  • plastic film*
  • crisp packets*
  • plastic wrapping*
  • foil lids*

*Alternative recycling schemes may be available for these items, you can check here.

The plastic recycling banks for pots, tubs and trays will be located at:

You can view some frequently asked questions about this service.