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What we can and cannot recycle | Birmingham City Council

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What we can and cannot recycle

Commercial Recycling – Mixed material

What we can recycle:

  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic bottles
  • food and drink cans

What we are unable to recycle:

  • margarine tubs
  • yoghurt pots
  • fruit punnets and meat trays
  • microwave meal trays
  • tetrapaks
  • plastic film

Commercial Recycling – Paper and cardboard

Any paper and cardboard can be recycled including:

  • newspapers and magazines
  • large cardboard boxes
  • Junk mail
  • envelopes
  • directories and catalogues
  • yellow pages/telephone directories
  • office paper
  • manufacturing off-cuts/scrap
  • cereal boxes/microwave meal outers
  • toilet roll/kitchen roll inners