Recycling bins or recycle bins are the containers used to collect and store the waste materials before they are moved to another place. There are different types of bins of different sizes and different colors. The colors indicate the type of waste the people segregate. Majorly blue or green bins are used for the recycling collection of wastes. This is marked with the universal recycle symbol with the different slogans.
Recycling bins are classified into different colors according to the type of waste.
Different types of recycling bins
Black or Grey Colored Recycling Bins
Black bins are seen in many streets of the UK, and many people do not have the awareness of using these black bins. The black bins are kept in the streets for the collection of waste that is not recyclable. The wastes which cannot be recycled like food wastes, household wastes like a jar lid, tins, empty cans, etc., are to be disposed of into the black bins. If you do not have any idea about the bins in the street, please ask your area in charge or you can explore it online.
Blue Colored Recycling Bins
The blue recycle bins are used to collect dry wastes such as papers, cardboard, cards, and drink tins. The plastic wastes are not supposed to be disposed of on those black bins, because they can be separately collected for the recycling process. Thus, the blue bins are used for the collection of paper and metal waste materials. Some of the areas use red bins for this process, so please assure the use of bins. IF you are not aware enquire the local authority.
Red Colored Recycling Bins
Red bins are used to collect the plastic wastes separately. Some of the authorities use blue bins to collect plastics, but if you see a red bin, please use that for the plastic wastes such as plastic bottles, food trays, shampoo packets, cleaning product bottles, and yogurt pots. Not all plastic materials are manufactured by pre plastics, there are some plastic wastes like plastic carrier bags, plastic wrapping, hard plastics such as flowerpots, polystyrene, and black plastics which are non recyclable are to be disposed of only in black bins.
Green Colored Recycling Bins
The green bins are used for the segregation of different types of waste in different places. The green bins are used to collect glass wastes, dry wastes, and food wastes. They can also be used for green waste segregation. You can dump all types of household wastes and food waste into the green bins. The wastes can be collected and converted into fertilizers for agricultural purposes and the emission of CO2 is also reduced by protecting the environment from pollution.
Yellow Colored Recycling Bins
The yellow-colored bins are used to collect the textile wastes such as clothes, bed linens, and towels. You can dump all types of cloth materials into the yellow bins. Usually, these types of bins are not placed in streets or homes. The yellow bins are available in the recycling Centre for the collection of bulky cloth wastes. In some places, these bins are in orange color and these can be easily identified by their unique aperture.
Purple Colored Recycling Bins
Thus, the purple bins are new to the recycling process, these are not marked for separate collection of waste. It can hold waste like paper, glass, and food waste according to the place where it is placed.
There are different types of recycling bins are used all over the country and they are used separately for the collection of different wastes. They are clearly named to place the waste. If you are not aware of the bins, please contact the local council for information about the bins.