Foam or Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) materials cannot be collected in the Council recycling service through the yellow lidded bin and should instead be placed in the red lidded general waste bin.
Confusion with polystyrene
Some polystyrene materials such as foam cups, trays or foam packaging are marked with the below symbol. This symbol is part of the Plastic Identification Code and simply identifies the type of plastic the product is - not if it can be recycled. People often confuse the 'plastic identification code' for the general recycling symbol (mobius loop), which involves three chasing arrows.
Rigid Plastic meat trays (those which are not foam and cannot be ‘squished’) are recyclable and can be placed into your yellow lidded recycling bin.
For health and safety reasons and to ensure recycling isn’t contaminated the containers need to be as clean as possible. To prevent wasting water it is best to wash up containers in old washing up water after finishing the dishes.