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Recycling Q&A – do you know your general waste from your recycling?

Following Recycle Week, test your knowledge on how to dispose of certain household items.

Whether it’s the green, grey or brown bin or the local tip – see if you can get all the answers right.  

Questions:

  1. Batteries 

  • General waste (green bin) 
  • Recycling (grey bin) 
  • Battery recycling points  
  • Compost
  1. Disposable barbecue 

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Recycling (grey bin) 
  • Garden waste (brown bin) 
  • Compost
  1. Plastic cleaning product bottle 

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Recycling bin (grey bin) 
  • Garden waste (brown bin) 
  • Compost 
  1. Cardboard boxes 

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Recycling (grey bin) 
  • Garden waste (brown bin) 
  • Compost 
  1. Polystyrene 

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Recycling bin (grey bin) 
  • Garden waste (brown bin) 
  • Compost 
  1. Clothes 

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Charity shop 
  • Clothes bank 
  • Any of the above 
  1. Broken hairdryer 

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Recycling (grey bin) 
  • Local tip  
  • Any of the above 
  1. Nappies

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Recycling (grey bin) 
  • Garden waste (brown bin) 
  • Compost  
  1. Yoghurt Pot or Margarine Tub 

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Recycling (grey bin) 
  • Garden waste (brown bin) 
  • Compost 
  1. Vegetable peelings 

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Compost 
  • Either of the above 
  1. Crisp packets

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Recycling (grey bin) 
  • Garden waste (brown bin) 
  • Compost 
  1. Drinks can 

  • General waste (green bin)  
  • Recycling (grey bin) 
  • Garden waste (brown bin) 
  • Compost 
  1. Pringles tubes (cardboard tubes with metal ends)  

  • General waste (green bin) 
  • Local tip
  • Either of the above  

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Answers:

  1. Batteries - Battery recycling points (these can be found at some supermarkets or at your local tip)
  2. Disposable barbecue - General Waste (green bin). Make sure to soak a disposable barbecue in water for at least 24hours before disposing of it to avoid it catching fire 
  3. Plastic cleaning product bottle - Recycling (grey bin).
  4. Carboard boxes - Recycling (grey bin)
  5. Polystyrene - General waste (green bin)
  6. Clothes - Any of the above (green bin, charity shop or a clothes bank)
  7. Broken hairdryer - Local tip
  8. Nappies - General waste (green bin)
  9. Yoghurt pot or margarine tub - General waste (green bin)
  10. Vegetable peelings - Either of the above (green bin or compost)
  11. Crisp packets - General waste (green bin)
  12. Drinks can – Recycling (grey bin)
  13. Pringles tubes – Either of the above (local tip or green bin)

 

How did you do?

Less that 4 – it might be time to brush up on your recycling knowledge

Between 4 and 9 – you know quite a bit, but we think you could do even better

Above 10 – you are smashing it

 

More information and top tips about recycling.