Recycling is an important step in waste management because it diverts waste from landfill and recovers valuable components and materials that would otherwise be buried, contaminated and unavailable to us. Recycling can help us to minimise the energy needed to produce materials like plastic (which is often made from oil) and metals (which are mined out of the ground) because we melt down what we're finished with and make it into something new, without having to find, extract, purify or transport the raw materials.
There are lots of websites out there dedicated to recycling - two of the best are:
What can be recycled?
Motor products - Take brake fluid, oil and tyres to your local petrol station or garage for recycling instead of throwing them away.
Check out timeforanoilchange.org for more information about the effects of oil on our environment.
Your local council will have more specific information on exactly they will accept in the kerbside recycling collection. Visit their pages to check it out -