Mixed recycling

You can recycle your glass containers, metal tins, and many plastics with our kerbside collection.

blue-binCollection details

We collect your "mixed recycling" every two weeks. Please place items clean and loose in your:

  • blue wheelie bin
  • blue bag (some households, not suitable for wheeled bins, will be issued with two reusable bags)
  • large red wheelie bin for flats and schools

For some households, not suitable for wheeled bins, will be issued with two reusable bags)

What we collect

  • Cartons: beverage cartons, soup, milk, juice etc.
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Shampoo, body wash and mouthwash bottles
  • Household metal materials: foil, aerosols, bottle tops, jar lids
  • Tins and cans: food tins, drink cans
  • Glass: bottles, jars

What we can't collect

  • Plastics bags
  • Paper and cardboard (please use your paper recycling box),
  • Cling film and plastic wrapping
  • Plastic plant pots and toys,
  • Household glassware and china
  • Crisp, sweet and biscuit wrappers
  • Tear-off plastic film
  • Polystyrene
  • Pet bedding or cat litter
  • Pet food pouches
  • Other plastic
  • Electrical items
  • General rubbish

Extra recycling

We will collect a reasonable amount of excess recyclables, as long as:

  • recyclables are loose in a re-useable container; we will not collect recyclables in plastic bags
  • recyclables are presented neatly alongside the relevant collection container
  • cardboard boxes are flattened and reduced to a manageable size

We will not be responsible or liable for any lost containers used to store extra recycling. 

Top tips

Please don’t use plastic, paper or corn starch bags to line the whole or part of the bin. The recycling centre won’t accept recycling that is not loose.

You can recycle broken glass bottles and jars. If glass breaks in the blue bin, we’ll still collect it.

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