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Green box and blue bag recycling


Green box and blue bag recycling

Each household will require two green recycling boxes and a blue woven bag.  These are provided to all households free of charge and are emptied weekly.  All containers need to be out ready at the kerbside by 7.30am on your scheduled collection day.

Order recycling boxes

Order a blue recycling bag

Green recycling box 1

Use one box for your plastic bottles and tins/cans.

Yes please:

  • Plastic bottles (including milk bottles, fizzy drink/squash bottles, shampoo and conditioner bottles, empty bleach bottles, detergent bottles).  Please remove tops and triggers
  • Tins and cans
  • Metal biscuit/sweet tins
  • Metal lids
  • Empty aerosols

No thanks:

  • Plastic pots, tubs, punnets and trays
  • Cat food pouches
  • Aluminium foil/containers

Green recycling box 2

Use a second box for your glass bottles/jars and textiles. Please bag your textiles first to keep them dry. Bags of textiles must be small enough to sit well inside the green box so please use a carrier bag or a bag of similar size.  Sacks of textiles cannot be taken due to the amount of space available on the vehicle.

Yes please:

  • Glass bottles and jars (remove lids, caps and corks)
  • Clothing and paired shoes
  • Hats, gloves, belts, scarves
  • Handbags

No thanks:

  • Broken glass
  • Toughened glass (i.e. glass panes, Pyrex)
  • Drinking glasses/tumblers
  • Light bulbs/fluorescent tubes
  • Wet textiles
  • Heavily soiled fabrics
  • Pillows, duvets and cushions
  • Curtains
  • Rugs and carpets

Blue recycling bag

Use your blue recycling bag for paper and cardboard.  Your blue bag is weighted and also has a flap to help keep items dry.  Cardboard must be inside the bag in order for it to be collected.

Yes please:

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Telephone directories and catalogues
  • Paper and envelopes
  • Junk mail and leaflets (remove polythene wrap)
  • Brown corrugated cardboard (please flatten)
  • Grey card (i.e. cereal boxes)
  • White/coloured card
  • Plain greetings cards (no foil, glitter, ribbons)
  • Plain wrapping paper (remove tape)

No thanks:

  • Cartons (i.e. Tetra Pak)
  • Plastic film/wrappers/polystyrene

Request additional boxes or a bag

Small electrical and electronic appliances and household batteries

We also offer a fortnightly collection for small electrical and electronic appliances and household batteries. These items are collected in a separate compartment on the refuse vehicles.

Bag your items (using an old carrier or a bag of similar size or smaller) and place them on the lid of your black refuse bin ready on your scheduled collection day.

Yes please:

  • Kitchen appliances (i.e. toasters, kettles, food blenders)
  • Home appliances (i.e. irons, fans, radios, lamps, clocks, dvd players)
  • Personal care/grooming appliances (i.e. shavers, electric toothbrushes, hair dryers/curlers)
  • Hand-held power tools
  • Mobile/digital phones
  • Cameras
  • Games consoles, tablets, e-readers
  • Fairy lights, solar-powered lights
  • Electrical cables/chargers
  • Children’s electronic toys
  • Household batteries (including AA, AAA, C, D, 9v, button batteries, mobile and laptop batteries)

No thanks:

  • TVs and monitors
  • Large appliances (i.e. vacuums, microwaves)
  • Light bulbs/fluorescent tubes
  • Car/motorbike batteries

Large appliances can be taken to the local Household Recycling Centre or consider our:

Missed collections

If your recycling boxes or blue bag are not collected please call our team on 01594 810000.  Please report missed collections to us by 3.00pm the following day (or Monday if your collection was due on the preceding Friday) and we will endeavour to return to your property and pick up the missed waste as soon as possible.  In such circumstances, please leave your recycling out at the kerbside so that we are able to collect it.

In the event of adverse weather disrupting services please ring 01594 812666 (recorded message) or visit our website for up to date information about your collections.

My Location

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  • Bin collections days
  • Councillor(s)
  • Planning applications
  • Recycling banks

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