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To arrange a visit from Rex Reuse to your Primary School or Kids club please email recyclerovers@wolverhampton.gov.uk


It’s more important now than ever that we Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And it’s easy to do!

A great example is to:

  • Reduce the amount of single-use plastic bottles we buy.
  • Reuse a purpose-made drinks container made of metal.
  • Recycle the container once it has worn out.

Families in Wolverhampton are great at recycling, but sometimes items are accidentally put in black recycling bins which cannot be recycled. This contamination causes all sorts of problems at the recycling plant and often means that rubbish cannot be recycled and instead has to be burned – or, even worse, sent to landfill.

Please make sure you and your family only put items in your black recycling bin that can be recycled, such as aerosols, drink cans, cardboard, newspapers and magazines, foil packaging, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, plastic packaging (like food trays, margarine tubs and yoghurt pots) and empty food tins.

Please don’t put items that can’t be recycled in your black recycling bin, as this will contaminate it. These include things like old clothing, nappies, clingfilm, batteries, polystyrene, food, garden waste, plastic bags, crisp and sweet packets, hard plastics such as garden furniture or toys, and any other general waste.

You can find out more about recycling in Wolverhampton by visiting wolverhampton.gov.uk/recycling – and if you’re in any doubt whether an item can be recycled, please don’t put it in your black recycling bin.




Drink cans

Foil packaging

Food and drink containers

Food tins

Glass bottles and jars

Household plastic bottles

Newspapers and magazines


Plastic drink bottles

Plastic packaging

Plastic Bags



Garden waste

Textiles, clothing or bedding

Electrical items

Glittery cards

Wrapping paper

Ribbon, bows and decorations

Shiny metallic paper

Laminated paper

Any other general waste


Got a query about Recycle Rovers?

Contact us on recyclerovers@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Find out more about recycling and waste in Wolverhampton, visit wolverhampton.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste