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Soft plastics

The council cannot recycle soft plastics with other recycling in the green bin but they can be recycled at supermarkets.

Look out for this label on soft plastic packaging

Soft plastics include:

  • Clear film used to wrap meat and fish
  • Film from the tops of plastic trays
  • Crisp packets
  • Fruit, veg and salad bags
  • Sweet wrappers
  • Bread bags
  • All plastic bags, except biodegradable or compostable bags
  • Plastic pouches for pet food and baby food

Please take these to supermarkets who collect them for recycling.

The website Recycle Now now has a locator so you can find which supermarkets closest to you have collection bins for soft plastics

  • All items should be clean and free of food.
  • Tear off sticky labels where possible.
  • Compostable and biodegradable bags are not designed to be recycled and if they enter the recycling system can potentially cause quality issues in the recycled material.

Contact us - Waste team

01235 422146
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)