At Lucy Properties we want to help educate and encourage our Tenants with their recycling responsibilities.
This page is here to do just that!
Keep scrolling to find out loads of helpful information on ways to recycle in and around your home.
3 Steps to Recycling
Find out what you can recycle
Find out where to recycle
Check the date of your collection
|What items can be put into your recycling bin. Check the symbols on the back of packaging to help find out.||All of our properties have waste and recycling facilities provided. If you have any concerns about these, contact your Property Manager.||Alongside your tenancy agreement we sent you information on the bin collection days for your property.|
What can I recycle?
For the majority of our tenants our properties fall under the Oxford City Council and the information provided here is based on the guidelines they set out for waste management.
Hard plastics such as meat packaging, drinks bottles, yogurt pots etc can all be recycled.
A simple way to test if a plastic can be recycled is to do the ‘scrunch test‘. Scrunch the item in your hand. If it stays scrunched it can be recycled. If it springs back open it cannot be recycled.
Χ Remember that crisp packets, cling film, chocolate bar wrappers and coffee machine pods cannot be recycled in the blue bin.
This includes jam jars, sauce jars etc.
Χ Be aware that cookware such as pyrex cannot be recycled in your blue bin.
Metal cans and tins, empty aerosol cans, food tins, metal foil etc.
Unfortunately this does not include larger items such as pots and pans.
Paper, card and cardboard
Χ Kitchen or tissue paper cannot be recycled and will need to be put in the general waste bin along with any wrapping paper that does not pass the scrunch test or has glitter or foil on. Remember to also remove any sticky tape from wrapping paper before recycling.
Cartons used for food, such as soup, and drink cartons for milk, fruit juice etc can all be recycled. You can leave the lid on as this will be removed and recycled seperatly by the recycling centre.
Other items that can be recycled include batteries and small electrical items such as a toaster.
These need to be put in a clear plastic bag and placed on top of your bin on collection day.
Any waste food
This includes teabags, cooking fats and oils (collected cool and in a plastic bottle) and bones.
Did you know?
That you can line your food caddy using any of the following;
- Plastic carrier bags (including bags for life)
- Compostable bags
- Bin liners (but not black bags)
- Other plastic bags (e.g. bread bags and salad bags)
Any items that cannot go in either the recycling or food waste bin.
For example; polystyrene, animal litter, takeaway hot drink cups, broken crockery/cutlery/cookware etc.
Remember to leave any batteries or small electrical items on the top of you bin lid and the waste team will recycle these for you.
To make sure your recycling efforts don’t go to waste ensure that you are putting the right items in the correct bin.
If a non recyclable item is found it can contaminate the load of recycling the waste management team have collected, and it can potentially result in the whole lorry full being sent to landfill.
Oxford City Council have implemented a zero tolerance policy for contamination in recycling bins and as such the collection crews will not empty the bin if it contains so much as a single incorrect item.
Recycling Locator Tool
If you are unsure of which bin an item goes in, use this handy recycling locator tool to find out.