Recycling including plastics in bin

Plastics Recycling in Kent

Most people in Kent are recycling plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays. Below is a handy guide to help you get your plastics recycling right.


Why recycle?

People in Kent recycle because it is a worthwhile way to help the environment and the community:

  • Recycling keeps plastic out of our natural environment;
  • Using recycled plastic to make products uses 75% less energy than using virgin materials, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

To find out more about plastics recycling please visit or visit

If you have issues locally, including recycling collections being missed, you can find how to report those issues at