When items we can’t recycle are put in your household recycling bins, it is called contamination.

It’s a problem in Norfolk and the UK because it reduces the value of the materials we collect for recycling

Explaining recycling symbols

These days, everything seems to have at least one recycling symbol on.  Than can make it confusing to know whether you should put some things into your recycling bin or not. We try and make sense of them here.


web1170_-_disposal_nappies_-_web_version__72ppiThe box your disposable nappies come in is recyclable, but the nappies themselves, in Norfolk, are not. They shouldn’t go in your recycling bin, especially if they’ve been used! They can get otherwise clean recycling dirty and need to be removed by hand!

Find out more on our page about nappies.