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Re-use jars where possible, eg. for preserving food or as containers for small items such as pins or screws. Jars can be recycled along with other glass in your blue recycling box (rinsed with lids on, please). They can also be taken to your local recycling centre and glass bottle recycling banks.

Junk mail

Recycle wherever possible, at home it can go into your green bag (please remove any plastic wrapping, but plastic windows can be left in). Junk mail can also be taken to any paper bank or local recycling centre.

Alternatively, find out how you can stop receiving junk mail on Recycle Devon's webpage Junk Mail Getting you Down?.

Juice cartons 

Juice cartons and tetra paks are made up of a number of components which are layered: paperboard (made from wood), polyethylene (a type of plastic) and aluminium. Currently these are not accepted in your kerbside recycling service, but they can be recycled at your local recycling centre in one of their special collection banks.