Which plastic pots, tubs and trays can be recycled?
Chocolate or sweet tubs;
Food pots and tubs for soup, noodles;
Tubs containing cleaning products like stain remover and detergent;
Butter and margarine tubs;
Ready-meal and take away containers;
Punnet style containers that hold fruit or vegetables;
Pots containing skin care and hair products;
Plastic pots, tubs or trays that are black or brown plastic are not currently recyclable in Wales.
Which plastic pots, tubs and trays can’t be recycled?
Paint pots - recycle these at your Recycling Centre;
Plastic toys – recycle these at your Household Waste Recycling Centre;
Polystyrene, e.g. packaging inserts;
Plastic blister packs for tablets and capsules.
How to recycle plastic pots, tubs and trays
Use left-over washing up water to rinse your plastic pots, tubs and trays before recycling. Left-over food residue can contaminate other recyclables;
Leave on any labels and lids but remove any plastic film and absorbent pads and put them inside your bag or bin for non-recyclable waste;
Recycle any cardboard sleeves with your cardboard;
Remove any film lids from pots or trays and recycle these with plastic bags and wrapping at larger retailers. Alternatively, place them inside your bag or bin for non-recyclable waste.