The Recycle for Jersey Team would like to remind all recyclers that the plastic bottle recycling banks are for plastic bottles only, not trays, tubs or other plastics.
Emma Richardson, Recycling Manager. Transport and Technical Services (TTS), said ‘We are receiving a lot of non bottle plastics such as black food trays in our plastic bottle recycling banks. Unfortunately we are not collecting these for recycling at the moment and so they are actually contaminating our loads of plastic bottles.’
Plastic bottles are made from a high grade of plastic but other household waste plastics such as yoghurt pots, fruit tubs and food trays are made from different grades of plastic which are currently more difficult to recycle.
All types of plastic bottles can be recycled including clear, coloured and opaque bottles ranging from water bottles to detergent bottles and shampoo bottles. Other types of plastic packaging such as pots, tubs and trays are not collected by TTS for recycling and should be thrown away with general rubbish unless this type of packaging can be avoided.