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The recycle for Dorset service - plastics

What types of plastic can you recycle using the 'recycle for Dorset' service?

Using the 'recycle for Dorset' service you can recycle a range of plastic containers.  These can be best remembered as plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays

For a handy guide, download our plastic recycling leaflet (pdf, 927kb) (opens in a new window) .

Plastic bottles

Such as:

Plastic milk bottle for recycling

Milk bottles

Plastic drinks bottle

Drinks bottles

Plastic shampoo bottle for recycling

Shampoo bottles 

Detergent bottle for recycling Bleach bottle for recycling

Cleaning product bottles 

Please rinse and squash bottles, screw the lid back on and put them loose into your recycling bin (or box, if you use the 'bag and box' service).

Pots

Such as:

Yoghurt pot for recycling

Yoghurt pots

Please rinse out your pots and lids before putting them loose into your recycling bin (or box, if you use the 'bag and box' service). Lids that are the same material as the pot can also be recycled.

Tubs

Such as:

Margarine tub for recycling

Margarine tubs 

Red tub for recycling

Ice cream tubs 

Blue tub for recycling

Cosmetics tubs

Please rinse out your tubs before putting them loose into your recycling bin (or box, if you use the 'bag and box' service). Lids that are the same material as the tub can also be recycled.

Trays

Such as:

White food tray for recycling

Food trays  

Fruit tray for recycling

Fruit punnets 

Please remove any plastic film and rinse out your trays before putting them loose into your recycling bin (or box, if you use the 'bag and box' service). Lids that are the same material as the tray can also be recycled.

No, thanks

Sorry but the following plastics are not accepted in your recycling bin:

  • Plastic film (such as cling film, the covers of food trays)
  • Plastic bags (such as sandwich bags, bread bags, carrier bags and bin liners)
  • Crisp packets and wrappers
  • Polystyrene
  • Plant pots and seed trays
  • Disposable nappies
  • Plastic toys
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