Recycling is the process by which unwanted or unusable goods are collected and treated either mechanically or by heat and turned into materials which can be used to make new products.
Waste is anything we do not want anymore and we want to dispose of. It can be made up of many things:Packaging (e.g. plastic bags, cans, bottles, cardboard) , paper, leftover food, broken or unwanted toys, broken or unwanted electrical equipment, old clothes or other textiles, garden waste, soil and rubble, DIY waste.
A typical household bin in the Isle of Man made up of the following types of materials:
A lot of these materials can be easily recycled. To find out what, where and how please use the menu on the left.