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WHAT IS RECYCLABLE ?

 

PAPER

Most paper products from ranging from white paper to carboard is recyclable. The following items are recyclable:

  • Cardboard boxes

  • Newspaper

  • Magazines

  • White paper

  • Coloured paper

  • Cereal boxes and alike 

  • Other paper products such as diaries and leaflets 

If you're unsure whether something is recyclable, contact us

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PLASTIC

The resin identification number (No.1-No.7) indicates whether a plastic item is recyclable. BRS accepts the following plastic items:

  • Plastic cold drink and water bottles (No.1)

  • Milk bottles and cleaning detergent bottles (No.2)

  • Hard number 5 plastics such as margarine containers and large yoghurt tubs

  • Bread packets and alcohol packaging (No.4)

BRS does NOT accept

  • Clear plastic trays

  • Polystyrene (No.6)

  • PVC (No.3)

  • Chip or crisp packets

  • No.7 items (most but not all dog food bags)

Please download the pamphlet for images of the described items.

Please RINSE the bottles and containers

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TINS AND CANS

BRS recycles all types and size of tins and cans. We accept the following items:


  • Light steel food tins 

  • Aluminium beverage and beer cans

We do not accept aluminium food trays 

If you have any questions, get in touch with us!

Please ensure you RINSE the items 

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GLASS

BRS is a passionate recycler of all products, including glass. We accept all colours of glass

  • Glass (food and beverage glass)

Please ensure you RINSE the items 

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TETRAPAK

The recycling of Tetreapak (liquid packaging) is on the rise in South Africa. BRS accepts

  • Long-life milk tetrapak

  • Fruit juice boxes

Please ensure you RINSE the items 

Recycled Plastic

E-WASTE

You can responsibly dispose of your electronic waste with BRS. We accept the following items:

  • Keyboards and mouse

  • Desktops and laptops

  • Smartphones, PDA's and cellphones 

  • Power supplies

  • LCD monitors and televisions 

  • Printer circuit boards

  • Modems

  • Gaming systems 

Unsure whether you can recycle an electronic item? Contact us!

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