Shropshire Council

Recycling tips

If you have any top recycling tips we could share on this page, please get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

What plastic packaging can I recycle?

You can put plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays in your recycling box. Please remove any plastic film from pots and trays. Please don't bag your items as this cause issues with the machinery used to sort your recycling.

What plastic packaging can I recycle?

Can I recycle food and drink cartons?

Unfortunately, we can't accept food and drink cartons in your recycling box or blue bag. If you wish to recycle these please take them to your nearest recycling centre. Otherwise you can put them in your black rubbish bin.

Can I recycle food and drink cartons?

How can I recycle items from the bathroom?

Some people use a bag on the back of the door, others use a second bin. If you have any other suggestions get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

How can I recycle items from the bathroom?

Where can I find more information on what do to with different items?

Our partners at Recycle Now have an extensive A-Z on what to do with items.

I can’t fit all my recycling in my boxes or bag

It’s great that you’re recycling so much! If you're struggling for capacity in your boxes or bag an easy solution is to squish and collapse plastic bottles and cardboard boxes. Or you can order some more containers free of charge.

Can I have a bin for recycling?

Unfortunately, we're unable to provide residents with bins for recycling due to funding. We want to make recycling as easy as possible, so we're looking at alternative ways to fund this.