When the wrong items placed in recycling bins this is called ‘contamination’. Contamination can affect the process at the recycling plant and could lead to good recyclables having to be disposed of rather than recycled.
To avoid contamination please ensure you do not place these items in your recycling bins
In Barnet, we want to ensure that only the right items are collected and sent for recycling. This means that your good recyclables are processed and put to good use again.