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NLWA Wise up to Waste

London Borough of Barnet

Your recycling bins are - the blue bin or plastic sack

What can I put in my blue bin or plastic sack?

What can I put in my recycling bin? 

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Black box acceptable items 

Yes please: In the blue bin or sack:

• newspapers
• greeting cards
• junk mail
• clean cardboard packaging
• egg boxes
• magazines
• catalogues
• flattened/corrugated cardboard boxes
• bottles
• jars and jar lids
• milk and juice cartons
• soup and vegetable cartons
• Tetrapaks
• food tins
• drink cans
• empty aerosols
• clean foil
• foil trays
• plastic bottles
• food trays
• yogurt pots
• margarine tubs
• fruit punnets

Unaccepted items

No thank you:

• tissue paper
• dirty cardboard packaging
• books
• wet wipes
• drinking glasses
• bowls/vases
• light bulbs
• window glass
• Pyrex
• spectacles
• bottle and jar lids
• cartons still containing liquid
• dirty foil and food trays
• full aerosols
• biscuit tins
• ‘scrap metal’
• cans still with contents
• paint cans
• plastic bags
• plastic wrapping and cling film
• plastic bottle lids
• foam polystyrene packaging, trays and cups
• crisp packets
• plastic furniture