Wednesday 4 March 2015

Sheffield City Council wants to say thank you to all recyclers in Sheffield who really are making a difference. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, the council is on track to have its lowest rate of landfill ever this year. It’s urging people to carry on finding even more to recycle to help make Sheffield an even greener place to live.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene commented: “It’s brilliant how many people in Sheffield are recycling and I’d like to say a big thank you to each and every one.

“I also want to encourage people to remember all the extra items that are sometimes overlooked, such as empty washing up bottles, ketchup bottles and food tins. People just need to remove the lids which aren’t recyclable, and then they’re ready to go. Waste from bathrooms – toiletry bottles and empty toilet rolls – can also be forgotten, but are also great for recycling.

“Recycling these extra items can really make a difference and help make Sheffield an even greener place to live.”

Many items that are recycled come from the kitchen and include glass bottles and jars, food tins, drinks cans and plastic drinks bottles. But items such as washing up bottles and ketchup bottles can sometimes get overlooked. Simply empty these items, remove lids or tops and then put them in the blue bin.

From the bathroom, moisturiser, shampoo, and hair gel bottles can all be recycled, along with any bleach or bathroom cleaner bottles. People just need to remove any pumps or trigger spray tops as these are currently not accepted for recycling.

Paper and cardboard for recycling can be collected from all over the home, including the cardboard tube in the toilet roll, toothpaste box in the bathroom and ready meal sleeves from the kitchen.

For more information about what items can be recycled visit or use the Recycling Locator from Recycle Now at