Green Guide to the Kerbside A list of suitable and unsuitable materials for kerbside waste recycling in Teignbridge GREEN BINS YES PLEASE NO THANKS Food waste No plastics of any type No plastic wheeled bin liners All your waste food is acceptable including meat and fish, cooked and uncooked. The composting plant uses new technology to make No plastic bags (even if they claim to be food waste safe and complies with all degradable or biodegradable), no packaging necessary safety standards. (apart from card), no food containers, no plant pots, no polystyrene Tea bags, coffee grounds, fruit and veg No cling film or cellophane peelings, bread, pasta, cereal, eggs, dairy No sweet, chocolate or biscuit wrappers products, bones, plate scrapings. No drinks cartons (they contain plastic or foil linings) Garden waste No large branches (over 4” thick) Hedge clippings and grass cuttings. Weeds, leaves and small branches No soil, stones, glass or metal Old flowers and plants No ash Other Waste Thin card, cereal boxes and card/cardboard No disposable nappies (even if they do claim to packaging (e.g. sleeves around ready meals) be biodegradable – use real nappies) Toilet roll inners, kitchen roll, tissues envelopes No textiles, clothes or tights (use your nearest (no plastic windows), till receipts. textile bank) Animal bedding No dog or cat poo or litter tray contents e.g. straw and sawdust from rabbits etc. Cardboard boxes – If you do have a lot of No DIY waste (i.e. painted or treated wood, cardboard (i.e. a wheeled bin full) you should MDF, chipboard etc) soiled newspaper or visit your nearest recycling centre broken plates Pizza boxes and egg boxes No tin foil Paper bags/newspapers (useful for wrapping No dead pets food waste). Old yellow pages. Teignbridge’s Paper Garden Waste Sacks No shoes or slippers TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR GREEN WHEELED BIN 1. Use it for all your waste food. By doing so you are putting it to good use rather than sending it to landfill. 2. Wrap sticky or smelly food items in paper bags or sheets of newspaper to help keep your bin clean. 3. Stick to the list above to ensure your bin is collected. If you are unsure about any items call 0800 7310323 and we will help. 4. Home compost if you can. Most garden waste and food waste can be successfully composted at home even if you have a very small garden. Call 01626 215838 for cost price compost bins Feb 2005 GREEN RECYCLING BOX YES PLEASE YES PLEASE THANKS NO NO THANKS Glass bottles and jars containers (all colours, Glass bottles, jars and (all colours, please rinse) No corks metal/plastic screw tops or lids No corks oror metal/plastic screw tops or lids please rinse) No broken glass, pyrex or lightbulbs Cloudy Plastic Milk ! Bottles (i.e. # Cloudy Plastic Milk Bottles (i.e."semi " semi No clear plastic bottles plastic milk water or No clear, coloured or$ % (e.g. springbottles and white # transparent) please rinse fizzy drinks bottles) no yoghurt pots or other milk bottle tops coloured # transparent) please rinse and flatten plastic containers coloured or $ or plastic containers even even No No coloured % white plastic containersthose white Cloudy HDPE plastic containers that have Cloudy HDPE plastic containers that % ( the the ( % & ' % have % those displaying the number 2 recycling number 2 recycling symbol displaying the number 2 recycling symbol * % # ) * # 2 number ) recycling symbol # * # symbol Please rinse out and flatten your old milk No clear or coloured plastic* water and fizzy No clear plastic bottles (e.g. springmilk bottles or "*" $ + ,, milk bottles Please rinse out your old # bottles coloured milk bottle other drinks bottles) No yoghurt pots or tops plastic *% % containers BLACK RECYCLING BOX YES PLEASE NO THANKS Newspapers and Magazines (clean and dry No wet newspapers, magazines and paper please – use a carrier bag to wrap them if the scraps (use your green bin for these) weather is wet) Plain white paper (e.g. from your home printer) No yellow pages (use your green bin for these) Junk mail (please remove all plastic wrapping No coloured paper – e.g. brown paper and and any windows from envelopes) tissue paper (use your green bin for these) Glossy brochures No biscuit or sweet wrappers Empty food tins and lids (including empty dog No tins containing food (please rinse – use old and cat food tins) including large biscuit tins washing up water to save resources) Empty drinks cans No foil Empty aerosols e.g. deodorants, air fresheners, No plastic tops or lids furniture polish, spray paints TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR RECYCLING BOXES 1. Think about how you stack your boxes on collection day. If it’s windy and wet place your black box on top of the green box with your newspapers wrapped in a plastic bag on top of your tins and cans. This will stop things blowing around and keep your papers nice and dry. 2. Use old dishwater to rinse out your tins, cans, glass food jars and plastic milk bottles. Keep an old washing up brush handy to give them a quick brush to remove food residues. 3. If you need more space for your recyclables call us free on 0800 7310323 and we will try to provide a solution. We apologise for the fact that there are a lot of ‘No’s’ on this list but there are genuine reasons for them all, mainly to do with limitations at the reprocessing and composting stages of the recycling process.