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No More Mixed Up Recycling: Does What It Says On The Bin

Our recycling partner Paper Round has revamped its labelling to help customers dispose of their waste correctly. 

The term ‘mixed recycling’ was used on bins, but collectors were finding items unsuitable for recycling, such as crisp packets and containers still half full of food, causing unnecessary delays in processing. For example, Paper Round’s research found contamination levels to be 35% on average, and 50% in some cases. 

Now Paper Round bins will have more specific labelling so users can simply ‘do what it says on the bin’ and dispose appropriately while preventing contamination. New labelling will say ‘Paper, Cans & Plastic Containers’ or PCPC, to add clarity to what can be thrown away. 

The labels ask businesses to Please supply clean and dry’:

  • Paper and card 
  • Cans 
  • Plastic containers (bottles, pots, tubs, and trays) 

You can watch this Paper Round webinar explaining more. 

Baker Street Quarter is helping businesses prepare for mandatory food waste recycling. Legislation proposing making separation of commercial food waste a legal requirement is due in 2023. Members interested in getting ‘food waste recycling ready’ should contact us at

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