Make it recycle ready

  • Remove any plastic labels or metal staples.
  • Check if your tea brand uses compostable bags.
  • If the bag isn’t compostable, open the bag to empty the leaves into the compost and then dispose of the bag in your rubbish bin.

Waste and recycling during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Household waste and recycling collections will continue as normal. However, council waste and recycling facilities are not open to the public. These facilities include collection, treatment, disposal and transfer stations. They will remain open for commercial contractors only.

If you have unwanted items at home, hold onto them until these facilities re-open. For other options, check the waste and recycling advice for your local council area.

Want to recycle something else?

Search for another item to find out if it can go in your home recycling bin or if it needs to be dropped off somewhere else.