Printer supplies such as old ink cartridges are among the items that people in one town have been urged to recycle.

Get Wokingham reports that residents in the area are being given a recycling wheel that contains advice on how to go about disposing of many household products in a green manner, including empty ink containers.

Waste and recycling manger at Wokingham Borough Council Gary Baveystock explained that the idea behind the scheme is to help people find out where their old items can be taken in order to encourage recycling and reduce the amount of rubbish that is sent to landfill.

"I hope residents of all ages will find the wheels useful and we can get them to as wide an audience as possible," he said.

As well as ink cartridges, there are disposal tips for over 30 types of material included in the information, such as aerosol cans.

Recently, it was noted by news provider Duke Today that the plastic and metal in the ink supplies can take over 1,000 years to decompose if sent to landfill, so recycling them can help prevent this waste.