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A guide to recycling items and how to order clear recycling bags.
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Recycling bags are available from your local library. We will supply one roll of bags per household on showing us HillingdonFirst card or other proof of where you live in the borough.
What you can recycle
Bags are collected weekly and may contain the following:
- Aerosol cans (do not pierce or squash them - only put out empty aerosols)
- Books (hard or plastic covers should be removed and disposed of as waste)
- Butter and margarine tubs
- Cartons (made from paper and cardboard only)
- Drink cans
- Egg boxes (cardboard ones only)
- Food cans
- Glass bottles and jars
- Greeting cards
- Junk mail
- Metal bottle tops and jar lids
- Paper (ie office papers)
- 1 = PET, 2 = HDPE, 3 = PVC, 4 = LDPE, 5 = PP
- Plant pots (Polypropylene)
- Plastic bags
- Plastic trays
- Plastic bottle tops
- Plastic bottles (includes milk bottles / yogurt bottles such as Probiotic, Actimel)
- Shredded paper ('carrier bag' amount is a good guideline)
- Shampoo and shower gel bottles
- Tetra packs (ie Ribena carton) Bags are awaiting to be updated
- Tin foil
- Wrapping papers
- Yellow Pages
We do not operate a nappy recycling service.
Empty printer cartridges can be taken to the tip or included with your household waste.
We operate a household collection service helping residents to recycle their textiles
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10 Jan 2017 at 11:54