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Waste and recycling collections

We are currently experiencing delays on a number of refuse, recycling and garden waste rounds. If the whole street has been missed we will be aware and will return as soon as possible. Please leave the bins/containers out for collection.

What goes into my bins and boxes?

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3. Green recycling box

Green recycling box

Your green box is emptied weekly. Please place the box on the kerbside outside your home on your collection day.

What can I put in my green recycling box?

Yes please

  • thick and thin card
  • cardboard packaging         
  • cereal boxes
  • egg boxes
  • ready meal sleeves
  • brown paper wrapping or brown envelopes
  • toilet roll tubes
  • greetings cards (without foil or glitter)
  • wrapping paper (not foil)
  • glass bottles (with or without lids attached)                       
  • glass jars (with or without lids attached)  
  • all coloured glass
  • batteries (placed in a small plastic bag)
  • printer cartridges
  • mobile phones and chargers

No thanks

  • cartons (can be recycled at a carton recycling bank)
  • paper cups (can be recycled at a carton recycling bank)
  • mixed card and metal containers (such as Pringle tubs, gravy containers, formula boxes)
  • plastic (plastic packaging can be recycled in your black recycling box)
  • white paper (white paper can be recycled in your reusable sack for paper)
  • light bulbs
  • polystyrene or plastic film
  • broken glass, flat glass or pyrex

Please note

  • cardboard should be flattened, torn or folded to fit inside your recycling box
  • large boxes that have been folded may still be too big to fit inside the opening on the collection lorry and will not be collected
  • only recycling placed inside your box will be collected
  • large boxes that cannot fit inside your box should be taken to a recycling bank or your local recycling centre
  • glass should be rinsed before recycling