Recycling should always be clean and dry, and one common mistake is trying to recycle items that have traces of food on them, like cans, bottles, trays, pots, tins and meat packaging. This also includes used tissues and paper towels. These items can ruin the rest of the recycling and lead to issues at the recycling plant. Remember to rinse out any leftover food or product in your packaging to make sure it is in the best state possible, and also so it doesn’t attract any pesky rodents!
To save water, you could use leftover water from your washing up bowl (remember it’s also easiest to do this as soon as you empty the package, before the food dries up.)