The recycle guide

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.

Recycling in the garden, household recycling, recycling in the community, and how to recycle different materials…

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.