From 1 October, we are making it easier for you to recycle more plastic waste. Along with plastic bottles, which are already collected, you can now put clean plastic pots, tubs and trays in your recycling bins at home.
These include yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, and meat, fruit and vegetable trays of any shape or colour, along with their lids. It is easy to see whether something is recyclable by checking the number stamped onto it. Anything with a number 1, 2 or 5 within the recycling triangle should go into your recycling bin.
The colour and shape of the container doesn't matter - the main thing is to check that that it can be recycled, and give it a rinse. If the plastic still has food waste on it, or is covered in plastic film, it can cause a problem as it goes through our recycling system and could end up not be recycled at all.
Plastic pots, tubs and trays can be put in with your glass/cans/plastic bottles.
Please put wrappers, film and plastic bags in your general waste bin, not in the recycling bin.
Did you know?
Around 90% of the plastic from recycling collected in Lancashire is processed within the UK. Recycled plastic can be and made into new products such as fleeces, pillows or new plastic bottles.