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Recycling

A guide to recycling items and how to order bags.

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
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons (made from paper and cardboard only)
  • Catalogues
  • Directories
  • Drinks can
  • Egg boxes (cardboard ones only)
  • Envelopes
  • Food cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Metal bottle tops and jar lids
  • Newspapers
  • Paper (ie. office papers)
  • 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 (i.e ribena carton) Bags are awaiting to be updated. 
  • Wrapping Papers (not the foil kind)
  • Xmas cards
  • Yellow Pages

Collection instructions 

Keep all of your waste and recycling bags within your property boundary until collection day.

Houses  Tidy recycling and cardboard

  • On your collection day please leave your tied recycling sacks near your property boundary.
  • If you have a 'big cardboard' item please leave it bundled next to your tied recycling bags.
  • If you do not have a front garden leave the tied recycling sacks on the pavement no earlier than 17:30 the evening before collection day. 1100 Litre - Black Recycling eurobin

Flats

Residents living in flats are provided with a reusable bag to put recycling and the block has a big recycling bin.

Note: All dry recyclables can be mixed into the same bag ready for our kerbside recycling system; there is no need to sort different materials into separate bags. In addition you can put out as many bags as they wish. 


What happens to your recycling next?

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