Material stream icons

This page is regularly updated to provide links to all of the material stream icons available to download.

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Choose a material to view the available icons

Textiles Plastics
Paper Glass
Household organics Metals
Automotive waste Building materials
Other recyclables Waste Electronic and Electrical Enquipment (WEEE)
Household waste Household hazardous waste
Mixed recyclables

Textiles

  • Textiles
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Mixed textiles & clothes

Browse the textiles icon collection

Plastics

  • Plastics
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic bags (three kinds of icon available)
  • Household plastics (without film)
  • Hard plastics
  • Polystyrene

Browse the plastics icon collection

Paper

  • Paper
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Telephone directories
  • Mixed paper
  • Mixed paper & card
  • Books
  • Corrugated cardboard

Browse the paper icon collection

Glass

  • Glass
  • Mixed glass
  • Clear glass bottles and jars
  • Brown glass bottles and jars
  • Green glass bottles and jars
  • Blue glass bottles and jars
  • Flat glass

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Household organics

  • Garden waste
  • Food waste

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Metals

  • Food & drink cans
  • Aluminium cans
  • Steel cans
  • Aerosols
  • Foil
  • Foil (with pie tin)
  • Foil trays
  • Scrap metal
  • Large tins
  • Mixed metals
  • Mixed metals (with foil)
  • Mixed metals (with foil but without aerosol)

Browse the metals icon collection

Automotive waste

  • Used engine oil
  • Car batteries
  • Tyres

Browse the automotive icon collection

Building materials

  • Soil
  • Hardcore & rubble
  • Wood & timber
  • Plasterboard
  • UPVC frames

Browse the building materials icon collection

Other recyclables

  • Paint
  • Spectacles
  • Cartons
  • Furniture
  • Tapes & discs
  • Discs
  • Tapes
  • Hand tools
  • Cooking oil
  • Carpet
  • Mattresses
  • Bicycles

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 Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE)

  • Electrical
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Batteries
  • Telecoms & computers – phone & mouse
  • Telecoms & computers – fax & cpu
  • Small appliances – irons
  • Small appliances – radios
  • Small appliances – hair dryers
  • Small appliances – mixed
  • Large appliances – mixed
  • Large appliances – washing machine
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Low energy bulbs
  • Mixed light bulbs
  • TV & monitors
  • Mobile phones
  • Printer cartridges

Browse the electricals icon collection

Household waste

Browse the household waste icon collection

Household hazardous waste

  • Household hazardous waste
  • Hazardous materials
  • Gas bottles
  • Gas bottles with health and safety additional information
  • Asbestos
  • Household & garden chemicals

Browse the household hazardous waste icon collection

Mixed recyclables

Where many materials are collected together a mixed recycling icon may be used. This should always be accompanied by clear instructions on the specific materials accepted for recycling.

Browse the mixed recyclables icon collection