UK's top 10 weirdest recycling errors revealed

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One respondent admitted to recycling a large collection of glass eyes
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Waste management agency has revealed some of the most bizarre and problematic recycling people have tried to do at home.

Following a nationwide survey of over 3000 people, the agency found plenty of recycling errors which included dead pets, a large collection of glass eyes and a full Christmas dinner complete with plates, a table cloth, glasses and crackers.

Mark Hall, spokesperson for, said: “Over 80% of people say they’re confused about what to recycle in their home bins, with 99% of people admitting to having made a mistake with their recycling in the past.

“While we admire people’s efforts to help save the planet, it’s obviously important to only recycle the appropriate things in the right places, otherwise you can cause more problems than you solve for the people processing waste at the other end.”

The top 10 weirdest things found in the recycling bin were:

  1. Dead family pet
  2. 10,000 flyers for a local waste collection service
  3. Blow up doll
  4. Car door
  5. Full Christmas dinner including all the plates, table cloth, glasses, crackers and Christmas pudding
  6. Lost car keys
  7. 50 Where's Wally books
  8. 3 Men’s suits with the sleeves cut off and a smashed wedding photo
  9. Large collection of glass eyes
  10. 1000 Greenpeace badges

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