Hard plastics are items such as plastic chairs, children’s toys and Tupperware containers. These items can’t be collected at the kerbside but can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to be recycled.
Rigid plastics are items such as plastic drinks bottles, plastic milk bottles and pots, tubs and trays such as yoghurt and butter pots. These can be recycled at the kerbside.
Soft plastics are film items (such as cling film, bread bags, bubble wrap, cheese wrappings, biscuit and sweet wrappings) and carrier bags. We can’t recycle any of this material at the kerbside. Plastic carrier bags can be recycled at some supermarkets, but other items will need to go in your black bag(s).
You can also use our A-Z on our website to see what you can and can’t recycle.