If you live in a block of flats that has more than 12 units then you will have a range of recycling bins outside your block in a designated bin area. Due to the fact that space varies at different sites, not all flats have the same recycling facilities. Click on a material to see what your recycling facilities could include:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Yellow Pages, phone books and directories
  • Catalogues
  • Leaflets and junk mail
  • All types of envelopes
  • Shredded paper (please put in loosely tied bag)
  • No brown or coloured paper
  • Plastic bottles (e.g. fizzy drinks, water, shampoo, milk, detergent bottles.)
  • Plastic pots (e.g. yoghurt pots, instant noodle pots.)
  • Plastic tubs (e.g. margarine and ice cream tubs)
  • Plastic trays (e.g. fruit punnets, take away trays, meat and fish trays.)
  • No black plastic containers
  • No plastic film (e.g. cling film)
  • No plastic bags
  • No plant pots or plastic toys
  • No polystyrene
  • Metal food tins
  • Metal drinks cans
  • Large tins (e.g. Quality Street)
  • Metal lids and caps from jars and bottles
  • No metal saucepans
  • No metal tools
  • No metal car parts
  • All mixed coloured and clear glass bottles
  • All mixed coloured and clear glass jars
  • No broken glass
  • No drinking glasses
  • No glass tableware
  • No pyrex
  • No window panes
  • No light bulbs
  • Any cardboard packaging, please flatten or fold
  • Cardboard cereal boxes
  • Cardboard tubes
  • No dirty cardboard
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Fruit juice cartons