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What to Recycle?

Here is a quick breakdown on what materials can be recycled in the Ipswich area. Don't forget to read the comments as they contain some useful tips.  



Items not recyclable


Paper & Cardboard

Milk/juice cartons.
Cardboard boxes.
Clean pizza boxes.

Waxed paper.
Waxed fruit boxes.
Carbon paper.

Ensure the paper is not
contaminated with food.
Paper that is soiled with food should be in the garbage. Place any small pieces of paper in paper bags to avoid spillage.

1,2,3,4 & 5
(see symbols below)

Soft drink bottles &
Plastic milk bottles.
Plastics numbered

1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
Yoghurt containers.
Ice cream containers.

Any plastic lids
without the recycle
numbers 1-5 on them.
Plastic bags.

Please rinse all bottles and
Remove drinking straws from bottles, place the straws in the garbage bin.


Food Cans.
Aerosol Cans.
Jar lids.
Coffee/Paint tins.

Car parts.

Rinse food containers. Ensure aerosol cans are empty. Take paint tins with left over paint in them to the re-use centre.


Soft drink/beer cans.
Clean aluminium foil.

Foils soiled with food.

Rinse where possible.


Bottles and Jars only.
(all colours except

White glass.
Window/Windscreen glass
Ceramics. Light bulbs.
"Pyrex" glass

Remove all lids please.
Remove drinking straws from bottles, place them in the garbage.

Tips for

Do not smash bottles or place broken glass in the recycling bin. The Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) cannot recycle broken glass. Do not place non-recyclable glass in the recyclables bin. It takes just one small piece of ceramics to contaminate an entire load of recyclable glass. Do not squash plastic bottles or cans when placing in recyclables bin. If
squashed, these items are not recovered by the MRF for recycling, and are
wasted in contributing to landfill. Do rinse containers.
Do place items loosely in the bin (don't put them into plastic bags!). Please ensure all bottles, jars and containers are empty before recycling them. Labels do not need to be removed.
Removal of lids is appreciated (place lids in the refuse bin).

Only recycle clean paper and cardboard. Make sure all recyclable food
containers are empty of food scraps before placing them in the recycling bin.

Remove the straw and other objects from drink containers.

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