RECYCLING. DON’T MAKE IT WORTHLESS.

You know you can do your bit to recycle. But putting the wrong things into recycling makes it a whole lot worse. Almost a fifth of what we put in our recycling bins shouldn’t be there and can even spoil the rest of the otherwise recyclable load.

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Don’t be a sleepwalking recycler – make a pledge and join the rest of Hampshire in waking up to contamination.

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ONLY PLASTIC BOTTLES

ONLY PLASTIC BOTTLES

If it’s bottle-shaped, including shampoo or cleaning bottles, recycle it. Over a third of plastic bottles in Hampshire are not put out for recycling when they could be. There are currently limited markets for other types of plastic packaging.

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By pledging to add plastic bottles, you’re not making your recycling worthless

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KEEP RECYCLABLES BAGLESS

KEEP RECYCLABLES BAGLESS

Putting recycling in bags (unless your local council provides you with one) is as good as rubbish. It can’t be processed so all your recyclables will be lost. Don’t let your efforts go to waste. Keep your recycling loose.

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By pledging to keep it bagless, you’re not making your recycling worthless

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RECYCLE YOUR AEROSOLS

RECYCLE YOUR AEROSOLS

Spruce up your recycling with deodorants and air fresheners; they can be recycled too. Just remove any loose lids.

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By pledging to add aerosols, you’re not making your recycling worthless

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KEEP RECYCLING CLEAN

KEEP RECYCLING CLEAN

Food scraps or grease on paper and card make it worthless. Keep food and greasy card out of your recycling to avoid spoiling the rest.

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By pledging to keep it clean, you’re not making your recycling worthless

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Could you be the problem?

Contamination means putting something in the recycling that shouldn’t be there. Three quarters of us do it, so chances are you do too.

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Keep contamination out of your bin

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Not sure what counts as contamination? Check your recycling by visiting your local council’s website.

Do’s and don’ts in your area