RECYCLE AT HOME = YES
Food and drink cartons (e.g. ‘Tetra Paks’) can be recycled by putting them in your ‘container mix’ (plastics, glass, cans and cartons) recycling bin. This includes:
- Fruit juice cartons
- Milk cartons
- Soup cartons
RECYCLE OUT OF HOME = YES
Food and drink cartons can be recycled at local collection points and at your council-run Household Reuse and Recycling Centre.
BE A GREAT RECYCLER…
- Empty and rinse cartons before recycling (left over food or liquids can contaminate other recyclables)
- Crush the carton to save space in your recycling bin
- Leave plastic tops on the carton – no need to separate (this will be done for you during the recycling process)
- If in doubt, leave it out. Don’t let your enthusiasm to recycle contaminate a whole truck load of recycling – see What is ‘contamination’ and why is it important?
- Try to reduce your reliance on single-use food and drink cartons. Find and support you nearest refill shop instead. Check the South London Partnership’s Zero Waste map.