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A to Z of recycling - P

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Find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle particular items in Preston by selecting the letter your item begins with.

Top tip: If you can't find your item try searching for the name of the material first. E.g. plastic tub, cardboard box etc.

Paint tins 

Paint tin

Recycle - take to your local household recycling centre

Paper (including shredding)

Paper

Recycle - put in your red lidded recycling bin

Paper towel

Paper towel

Reduce - use reusable alternatives such as fabric or compostable cloths
Dispose - put in your grey bin

Pens

Pen

Reuse - give away through Freecycle or Freegle
Recycle - find a local drop off point through Terracycle
Dispose -  put in your grey bin

Pet food pouches

Cat food pouch

Recycle - find a local drop off point through Terracycle
Dispose -  put in your grey bin

Phones

Mobile phone

Reuse - take to your local charity shop
Recycle - take to your local household waste and recycling centre

Pie cases (foil)

Foil food case

Recycle - put in your yellow lidded recycle bin

Pizza boxes (empty)

Empty pizza box

Recycle - put in your red lidded recycling bin

Plants

Plant

Recycle - put in your brown (garden waste) recycling bin

Plastic bags

Plastic bag

Recycle - take to your local supermarket
Recycle - find a local drop off point at recycle now - plastic film and carrier bags
Dispose -  put in your grey bin

Plastic bottles

Plastic bottle

Recycle - put in your yellow lidded recycle bin

Plastic (hard/rigid) 

Bucket and spade

Recycle - take to your local household waste and recycling centre

Plastic meat/food trays

Meal tray

Recycle - put in your yellow lidded recycle bin

Plastic tub (small)

Small plastic tub

Recycle - put in your yellow lidded recycle bin

Polystyrene packaging

Polystyrene packaging

Dispose - put in your grey bin

Pringles tubes

Pringles tube

Recycle - remove plastic lid and take to your local carton bin at UCLan SU or take to your local household waste and recycling centre

Punnet

Punnet

Recycle - put in your yellow lidded recycle bin

Pyrex

Pyrex jug

Reuse - give away through Freecycle or Freegle
Reuse - take to your local charity shop
Dispose - wrap up broken glass and place in your grey bin

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