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Recycling: blue lidded bin and black box

You should have a blue lidded wheelie bin and a black box to put your recycling in.

Your recycling is collected every two weeks. Please make sure your bin is out by 6am on the day of collection.

You can download and keep a guide to our recycling service.

Paper, card, tins and plastics: blue lidded wheelie bin

In your blue lidded bin you can recycle:

  • paper, shredded paper, newspapers, magazines and junk mail
  • cardboard and cards
  • tins and cans
  • clean aluminium foil
  • plastic pots, tubs and food trays
  • plastic bottles and tops
  • empty aerosols, but not spray paint
  • cartons and tetrapak

Make sure items are clean, dry and not bagged.

We cannot collect any of the following in your recycling bin:

  • bubblewrap and clingfilm
  • crisp packets and sweet wrappers
  • plastic bags
  • plant pots
  • tissue paper
  • glittery cards
  • hard plastics, for example, toys
  • foil lined plastic pouches

Glass: black box

You can recycle glass bottles and jars in your recycling box.

Please do not recycle broken glass, glasses and tumblers, sheet glass, light bulbs or fluorescent tubes. Standard light bulbs can go in your general waste bin, everything else should be taken to a recycling centre. 

Batteries

Put household batteries in an envelope and leave it on top of your recycling wheelie bin.

We can arrange a collection for up to four car or motorbike batteries.

Request a car battery collection

Cooking oil and engine oil

Put the oil in a clearly labelled and sealed plastic bottle and leave next to your recycling wheelie bin.

We cannot collect any oil in glass bottles. Please do not mix engine and cooking oil.

Small electrical items

Anything that has a plug, batteries or needs charging can be put in your black recycling box.

Please keep separate from any glass.

We cannot collect tv screens or computer monitors.

Textiles and shoes

Put textiles in a carrier bag next to your recycling wheelie bin.

We will collect shoes, slippers, clothes, blankets, towels, bed sheets and curtains.

We cannot collect rugs, duvets, pillows and carpets.