With the weather taking a turn for the better, you may be thinking about doing a spring cleanout. Perhaps the kids have outgrown the old Disney VHS tapes, or maybe it’s time to admit that patterned jumper you bought in 1983 isn’t going to come back into style!
No matter what you’re getting rid of this year, it’s important that you think carefully about what you do with it. It’s all too easy to throw away something that seems like junk to you, but disposing of it the wrong way creates unnecessary waste and can even contaminate other recyclable or reusable materials.
Do you know what goes where?
We’ve picked out three items that often feature in spring cleanouts, but that usually trip people up when it comes to waste and recycling. We often see these things being put in the wrong bin or taken to the wrong place.
Take the quiz below to see if you know what goes where. If you need a hint – or want to check other items that are part of your spring cleanout – make sure you have a look at our recycling a-z.
WHERE DOES IT GO?