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Plastic Pots, Tubs and Trays

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Recycle out of home

Yes, Plastic Pots, Tubs and Trays can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

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Which plastic pots, tubs and trays can be recycled?

  • Yoghurt pots;

  • Chocolate or sweet tubs;

  • Food pots and tubs for soup, noodles;

  • Tubs containing cleaning products like stain remover and detergent;

  • Meat trays;

  • 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;

  • Cake trays.

Plastic pots, tubs or trays that are black or brown plastic are not currently recyclable in Wales.

Check our Plastic Chocolate and Sweet Tubs page

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.

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