Thanks to a partnership with TerraCycle, we can collect extra plastic materials which are not normally recycled in York. The materials listed below can either be brought to the Environment Centre or included in recycling boxes in the areas we collect. Materials may be added or taken off the list at quite short notice so please check this page for up-to-date information, and let us know if you start collecting particular materials so that we can inform you if there is a change.
The links below will take you to the relevant TerraCycle pages complete with pictures and more details. Please note that if something is not on the list, such as plastic milk bottle tops or snack bar wrappers, we cannot accept it and will reject such items if brought to us. As of November 2018 we are collecting:
Any brand of household cleaning products caps and trigger heads (including caps from washing up liquid bottles), packets of cleaning wipes and any plastic air fresheners or air freshener cartridges. Please note that the following are NOT ACCEPTED: body cleaning wipes or personal hygiene product packaging, bottles of the cleaning products (which can be recycled in your normal kerbside collection).
Any brand of spent writing instruments such as pens, felt tips, marker pens and highlighters made of plastic not metal or wood.
Tassimo coffee pods and their outer packaging, L’OR coffee pods
Writing instruments Terracycle brigadeTassimo coffee disks or outer packaging bags
Kenco-branded coffee refill packs and lids
Any brand of NON-SAVOURY biscuit packaging, Cracker wrappers and cake bar wrappers. This includes multipack packaging and individual wrappers though only the plastic sleeves – no cardboard will be accepted.
Toothpaste and toothbrushes, including their outer packaging, though cardboard should go into your kerbside box. We can also take the heads from electric toothbrushes. We cannot accept floss or inter-dental items or packaging.