What should I do with used packaging materials?
Most packaging is recyclable but it will need to be separated and sorted.
In some cases, such as food packaging you will need to remove any food or drink residue by rinsing it in your used washing up water. Squash items to make more space in your recycling bin.
Many types of packaging are easy to recycle at home while others need to be taken to dedicated recycling points at your local recycling centre (HWRC). Some packaging items are not recyclable and should be put in the rubbish bin. See the guide on what types of packaging can be recycled.
Find out where and how to recycle, by entering your postcode into the Recycling Locator to find out what should I do with used packaging in your area. Not all local authorities collect the same materials. Please follow the advice of your local authority.