How to Recycle

Recycling is an important factor in conserving natural resources and greatly contributes towards improving the environment. Below are some helpful hints about recycling in and around the home.

Household Recycling

Recycling in and around the home can be easy when you know how. By thinking carefully about what products you buy at the supermarket and how to recycle them is the first step towards efficient recycling.

Find ways of recycling different materials
Many materials can be recycled, such as paper, plastic, metal and glass. Other items such as furniture, electronic equipment, building material and vehicles can also be recycled but many people don’t often think to do so.


Buy products that can be recycled.
When shopping at the supermarket, buy products that can be recycled easily such as glass jars and tin cans.


Buy products that have been made from recycled material.
You can tell if a product is eco-friendly by looking at the label on the packaging.

Hazardous Material

Avoiding buying hazardous material.
It is difficult to recycle products that contain hazardous waste. Try to find safer alternatives to household cleaners and buy non-toxic products whenever possible.

Recycle Bin

Recycle bins.
Make sure you have a recycle bin in your home. Keep it in an obvious place so you won’t forget to use it. Your local council should be able to provide you with a recycle bin that can be used for materials such as glass, paper, aluminium and plastic.

Recycling In The Garden


By recycling garden products and planting trees, you can help improve the environment in your back garden.


Composting is a process where waste degrades into compost, which can then be used in your garden to help it grow. It is an excellent way to recycle garden and kitchen waste such as plant trimmings and leftover food.


Grass cycling
Grass cycling is an excellent way of recycling grass cuttings after mowing the lawn. Simply leave the cuttings on the ground instead of throwing them away, they will turn into nutrients and act as a fertiliser in the soil.


Planting trees
Planting trees in your garden helps to improve the environment by reducing global warming and providing a home for many animals.

Recycling In The Community

Recycling Plant

Local recycling facilities
Facilities are provided for community use. Find out where your local recycling facilities are and how to use them.


Schools and businesses
Can play an important role in recycling. Follow the recycling schemes provided by your school or workplace and think about ways to improve them.


Community projects
Become involved in local community projects regarding recycling by donating money or providing and implementing new ideas.

Cash For Cans

Cash for cans
This project gives money to people who recycle their aluminium cans. There are more than 500 cash for cans sites around the UK, so get involved and earn a bit of extra cash in the process.

Make recycling easy and fun by using recycling bins from Home Recycling, specialists in can crushers and recycling bin products, or, who offer an extensive range of recycling bins for schools, office and the home.