Recycle at home = Yes
Plastic pots, tubs and trays can be recycled by putting them in your ‘container mix’ (plastics, glass, cans and cartons) recycling bin. This includes:
- Yogurt (yoghurt) and soup pots
- Margarine and ice cream tubs
- Fruit punnets
- Ready meal and take-away trays
- Meat and fish trays
Recycle out of home = Yes
Plastic pots, tubs and trays can be recycled at local collection points and at your council-run Household Reuse and Recycling Centre
Be a great recycler…
- Empty and rinse pots, tubs and trays (left over food or liquids can contaminate other recyclables)
- Leave labels on – these will be removed in the recycling process
- Remove plastic film lids and absorbent pads (put these in your rubbish bin or recycle film lids at a local soft plastics collection point)
- Any cardboard or paper sleeves should be removed and put in your paper and card recycling bin
- 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 plastics pots, tubs and trays. Buy fruit and vegetables loose – avoid any items that are heavily packaged. Find and support you nearest refill shop – check the South London Partnership Zero Waste Map.