Getting Started

Getting started can be easy, just follow these simple steps for whichever kind of recycling you choose, whether it be; recycling at home, at work or school.


Recycling at home

1     Find out what you can recycle


Usually there is either a; black or red wheelie bin, a food and garden waste for you to recycle at home. There are a variety of items you're allowed to actually recycle.


You can use google, or any search engine to find out what exactly what you can recycle and where you can recycle them. Once you know that then your next step should be to encourage other people in your household to see if items can be reused or recycled before throwing them out!


1 (1)     Recycle on your doorstep


Everyone should, by now, have household recycling collections. However, if for whatever reason you don't seem to have been provided one by your council then it may be wise to give them a ring and check if you've been missed out, and request one!


1 (2)     Check the date


Your council, depending on where you live, may send out for your recycling to be collected either weekly or fortnightly, so its best to give them a ring and find out which actual date it is!


Mark it on your calendar or request a recycling calendar from your council so that you never miss the date.


1 (3)     Make recycling even easier


Some tips to make recycling easier:

  • Some things need to be washed before you put them out for recycling, such as glass jars. Use your old washing up water to give them a rinse.
  • Keep your recycling bin next to the main bin so you can take out the rubbish and recycling at the same time.
  • You could make recycling part of your weekly supermarket trip and 'drop when you shop' at supermarket recycling points.

Recycle at work

Recycling at work is easy to set up and run, could save you money and helps protect the environment.


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recycling at school

Recycling at school

Recycling at school can mean either primary or secondary. Learn about setting it up at school as well as what to do once it's setup.


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