Recycling different products and materials once you are finished with them is an important step in sustaining and caring for the environment . Once you are done with our bottles the materials from them can be recycled and made into something useful, including t-shirts and even sleeping bags!

Read on to learn about all the different ways to recycle plastic bottles and the process involved in getting them ready for recycling.

What types of plastics bottles can be recycled?

When it comes to plastic bottles around the home, the majority of them can be recycled and made into something new. Here’s a list of the kinds of plastic bottles found that can be recycled:

  • Buxton Water bottles
  • Clear plastic bottles
  • Coloured plastic bottles
  • Detergent plastic bottles
  • Milk bottles
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Plastic sauce bottles

What types of plastic bottles can’t be recycled

As previously mentioned, most plastic bottles in the home can usually be recycled, however, this isn’t always the case. Here’s a list of the few instances where plastic bottles can’t be recycled:

  • Plastic bottles storing anti-freeze
  • Any other plastic bottle storing hazardous/harmful chemicals

How to prepare a plastic water bottle for recycling

Before you recycle a plastic bottle there are a few things you need to do to make sure the bottle is ready for recycling. Here are a few simple steps to follow when preparing a plastic bottle for recycling:

  • Empty and rinse the bottle
  • Labels on bottles do not need to be removed, this is done during the recycling process
  • If applicable, remove hand soap pumps and put them in a black bin.
  • Squash bottles down and put lids/triggers back on. This saves space.

How to recycle a plastic bottle

There are a whole host of different ways to recycle used plastic bottles. Recycling also doesn’t always have to be done in the house, you can recycle in a whole host of different locations including at:

  • Home
  • School
  • Work
  • On the street
  • And more

Keep reading to learn about the different ways you can recycle individual plastic bottles or plastic bottles in bulk.  Recycling plastic bottles using a recycling bin

Recycling plastic bottles using a recycling bin

One of the easiest and most convenient ways to recycle plastic bottles is to simply clean out the bottle and put it in a recycling bin. Recycling bins or recycling bags are provided by the council, this means you should have access to one in your home. Recycling bins can also be found in the street, look out for the recycling symbol to identify if a bin is a recycling bin. Make sure you follow the instructions mentioned above when using recycling bins or bags both inside and outside the home.

Recycling plastic bottles at local recycling centres

There are many recycling centres across the country which offer different types of recycling bins/skips for items you would like to recycle. These are often known as Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) . These recycling centres have the ability to recycle a number of different materials including garden waste, wood, metal, plastic and more.

Local recycling centres are perfect for anyone who has a large number of items they would like to recycle. You can discover which recycling centre is nearest to you by visiting the Recycle Now website.

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Recycling plastic bottles conveniently at local recycling bins

If you have too many plastic bottles to fit in your home recycling bin, you may want to visit one of the local plastic recycling bins near you. These are known as bring sites. These large bins offer you a place to recycle plastic and other materials without having to go to your Household Waste Recycling Centre. Head over to the Recycle Now website to find out which recycling bins are near you.

The more bottles that are recycled by consumers the more companies such as ourselves can use the recycled materials in our packaging. Creating a circular economy in this way is important as it helps to sustain and care for the environment.

If you have any questions around Buxton Water and recycling plastic bottles check out our FAQ page. It has a full list of questions on the topic that may provide the answer you are searching for.




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