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Recycling in your home

Here at J&B Recycling, we’ve put together some great tips and advice to make it easier than ever to recycle the waste in your home. Our tips will guide your bit and take charge of your at home recycling!

Bathroom:

Your bathroom holds a lot of items that can make a huge difference if they are recycled! It is believed that if every household in the UK recycled one toothpaste box, we would save enough energy to run a fridge in over 2,000 homes for a whole year.

Here is a list of things you can find in your bathroom that can be recycled:

Toilet roll tubes

Empty toilet roll tubes can be flattened and placed into your recycling bin.

Toothpaste box

The same applies to your toothpaste boxes, once flattened, they’re ready to be recycled.

Empty product bottles:

Once you’re finished with your plastic shampoos, conditioners and body washes, remove their lids, rinse out the remaining product, pop the lid back on and place them into your recycling bin!

Bleach bottles and other toilet cleaning bottles

Don’t forget about your cleaning supplies! Once finished with that plastic bottle of bleach, make sure you wash out the remanences and place it in the recycling bin.

It’s also important to remember to put the lid back on the bottle as the lids alone are too small to be recycled.

Bedroom:

Although it may not seem it, your bedroom also holds plenty of recyclable items. If everyone in the UK recycled one aluminium deodorant can, enough energy would be saved to run a TV in over 151,000 homes for an entire year. Some of the items include:

Empty tissue boxes

Your empty tissue boxes can be recycled. Simply remove any plastic parts and flatten the carboard box, then it can be put into your recycling bin.

Any aerosol products – deodorant, hairspray etc.

Any empty aerosol products can be recycled too, just ensure the plastic cap is removed first and recycled with the plastics.

Old magazines

Living Room:

Newspapers

You may not be an avid newspaper reader, but did you know that it only takes 7 days for a recycled newspaper to come back again as a newspaper? You could be reading the same newspaper with new print a quick two weeks apart!

Envelopes and Letters

Much like the paper element of the newspapers, your unwanted letters and envelopes can also be put into your recycling bin.

Kitchen:

Washing up liquid bottle

Your empty washing up liquid bottles can be put into your recycling bin too, once it has been rinsed and reunited with its lid.

Dishwasher tablet boxes

Much like the other cardboard packaging in your home, your dishwasher tablet box can also be placed into your recycling bin once you’ve flattened it. If your tablets come in a bag however, it is important to check the recycling label. You may have to send it to a specialist recycling scheme, meaning they should not be included in your recycling bin.

Cling film & tin foil boxes

Although cling film cannot be recycled, the box that it lives in can be. Once you’ve finished off your roll, you can place the box into your recycling bin, simply just remove the roll from the inside and flatten the box!

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