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    I am confused when it says "bottle recyclable". does that mean I can just chuck the whole thing in? do i need to remove the cap or the plastic wrapper? if i remove the cap, what about the plastic ring from the cap which is a lot harder / impossible to get off?

    or letters with a plastic see through bit. is it the paper that's recyclable or the plastic?

    some other containers just say "check with local services" about recycling. do they expect me to take their packaging to the council and ask on a per item basis?

    or can I safely ignore all these and chuck everything I think might be recyclable into the recycling bin? are there people paid to sort out what's recyclable and what's not from people's rubbish?
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    In regards to bottles, yes I put it all in. I just crush the bottle so more things fit in the box.

    With envelopes, only the paper is recyclable. I tear out the plastic window and throw that in the general rubbish bin.

    If it says check with local services, I generally don't recycle it, just because I've heard of bin men not emptying your bins if they see a non-recyclable thing in there.

    People do have to sort it out, yes, but you make their job easier if you make the effort to put the right things in the recycling.
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