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Wheelie bins

Changes to bin collections days from 4 March and new refuse wheelie bins in Lewes district

Plastic bottles

These are usually made of polyethylene HPDE and can be easily recycled

The types of plastics used to make bottles are easily identifiable meaning they can be easily sorted into their plastic types for recycling.  Most plastic bottles will be made of either polyethylene terephthalate (PETE) with a recycling symbol with the number 1 or high density polyethylene (HDPE) with a recycling symbol with the number 2 with some being made of polypropylene (PP) with a recycling symbol and the number 5.  Most lids on all plastic bottles are made of the same types of plastic as the bottle and so are spray or pump mechanisms in cleaning and soap product bottles.  All of these can be placed in your household recycling bin.

Reduce

Choose refillable products

Reuse

Use as storage containers or arts and crafts projects

Check out how to make a plastic bottle bird feeder by the Natural History Museum 

Recycle - in your household recycling bin

Yes please

No plastic bottles used for garden fertilizer, weed killer or other chemicals

If you wash and squash the bottle and put the lid back on it will take up less space in you recycling bin

Other information

Dispose of bottles used for garden fertilizer, weed killer or other household chemicals at an East Sussex County Council run Household Waste and Recycling Site

Refuse bin

No thank you

Apart from empty plastic bottles used for garden fertilizer, weed killer or other household chemicals

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