The best recycling is clean, dry and loose. If using a sack please make sure it is clear and not black or coloured. Please make sure you rinse your recycling before putting it in your green bin. Food waste, black bags, nappies and textiles are not recyclable and can mean a whole streets’ worth of recycling gets rejected by our recycling facility.
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Here’s a list of the things you can put in your green recycling wheelie bin or sack.
When possible, please squash the bottle to make more space in your bin.
Your recycling is taken to a Material Recovery Facility in London and separated into different materials. These are then processed and sold on to companies to be made into brand new products. If the recycling has too many non-recyclable things in it the facility will not accept it so please make sure you recycle correctly.
You can watch a video from Oxfordshire Recycles showing what happens to your recycling.