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St Helier has been collecting recyclables since 2011. In that time we have processed over 6,000 tonnes that ordinarily would have been incinerated. Recycling reduces the need for extracting, refining and processing raw materials all of which create air and water pollution. As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.

What can I recycle?


Here you can find answers to the questions we get asked the most.


What can I recycle?

Paper, card, steel tins, aluminium cans, plastic bottles.


How does the two-bag recycling scheme work?

The Parish provides a blue recycling bag for households to recycle paper and car and a clear bag to recycle metal and plastic.


What can be recycled in the blue recycling bag?

Newspapers and magazines, cardboard boxes and brown paper, catalogues and phone directories, paper and envelopes, wrapping paper and greeting cards. You CANNOT use the blue recycling bags to recycle milk or juice cartons, shredded paper, disposable drinks cups, polystyrene, plastics, sticky tape or ribbon or rubbish.


What can be recycled in the clear recycling bag?

Plastic bottles (all sizes), metal lids (from jars or bottles), food and drinks cans, aerosols (empty) and clean foil and foil trays. You CANNOT use the clear recycling bags to recycle plastic pots, tubs, trays, bags or bottle pumps, metal or plastic gas bottles, pressurised containers or electrical equipment, glass, cardboard or paper or rubbish.