Each property is supplied with two recycling boxes which are emptied weekly. Recycling boxes must be out for collection on the edge of your property by 6am, along with your food waste bin. Please use the nets provided to stop items blowing away.

Recycling facilities may be different if you live in flats or communal buildings.

Lids and tops should be removed if possible from plastic bottles and all containers and bottles rinsed out. Please squash down items if you can and try to flatten cardboard so that we can collect more on each round.

Box One

Click on a material to see the items that will be accepted in this recycling box:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Yellow Pages, phone books and directories
  • Catalogues
  • Leaflets and junk mail
  • All types of envelopes as these can all go in recycling
  • 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
  • Empty metal aerosol cans
  • No camping gas canisters
  • Clean dry clothes
  • Clean and dry sheets
  • Clean and dry towels
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Please put all items in a loosely tied plastic carrier bag
  • No wet or dirty textiles
  • No odd shoes
  • No duvets or pillows
  • No carpet
  • All household batteries
  • Button batteries
  • Hearing aid batteries
  • Mobile phone batteries
  • Laptop batteries
  • All printer ink cartridges
  • Batteries
  • Kettles, toasters and Irons
  • Mobile phones, remote controls and chargers
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Small radios, electronic toys and games consoles
  • Small power tools i.e. drills
  • Hairdryers, hair straighteners, curlers, hair trimmers and shavers
  • No larger electrical items

Box Two

Click on a material to see the items that will be accepted in this recycling box:

  • 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
  • Foil packaging
  • Tin foil
  • Aluminium food trays
  • No shiny plastic wrapping
  • No crisp packets
  • No biscuit or sweet wrappers
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Fruit juice cartons
  • Any unwanted pairs of spectacles
  • Please put cooking oil in a sealed container
  • Please put engine oil in a sealed container
  • All types of mobile phones
  • Batteries
  • Kettles, toasters and Irons
  • Mobile phones, remote controls and chargers
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Small radios, electronic toys and games consoles
  • Small power tools i.e. drills
  • Hairdryers, hair straighteners, curlers, hair trimmers and shavers
  • No larger electrical items