What can you actually recycle
Let's start with those 4 groups
White office paper
Magazines and books (as long as nothing is laminated)
Cardboard (boxes and cereal boxes).
Food jars such as pasta sauce, jam and mayonnaise bottles
Cans (for example: Cooldrinks and beers)
Metal lids of glass jars
Foil and foil packaging
Paint, oil and aerosol cans
Most of the plastic packaging we use on a daily basis is recyclable.
A few examples:
Milk, juice and water bottles
Cleaning liquid bottles
All recyclable plastic items are indicated with the triangular recycling logo
What should you NOT recycle
Laminated or waxy paper
Batteries and light bulbs - should be dropped-off at for example; Pick n Pays or Woolworths stores where they will be disposed of safely as toxins can leach into the ground and ground water.