Last updated: 12/06/2013
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You can view your waste and
recycling collection day by entering your postcode
If you do not know your postcode please use the
Royal Mail postcode
Everyone should have a recycling box and three reusable sacks.
Some areas still have the old recycling equipment from
the original district services, please continue to use these,
we will replace them with new containers on request.
How do I get replacement or additional recycling boxes
If you do not have a box and three sacks you can collect them
from most One Stop
Shops, check to make sure that your local centre holds a stock.
If you cannot get to a One Stop Shop you can also order them
using the contact details on the right of this page.
- Glass bottles and jars. To avoid injuring
yourself or the collection crews, please only ever put glass into
- Textiles – Clean dry clothing, shoes, towels,
sheets, (no duvets or pillows) please put them into a plastic bag
to keep dry an put them on top of your box.
Sack for paper
- Paper includes - Newspapers, magazines, BT and
Thompson phone directories, Yellow Pages catalogues and brochures,
junk mail, white office paper, white envelopes (including those
- Shredded paper - put in a tied plastic
Sack for cans and plastic bottles
- Plastic bottles. (All plastic bottles, but
only plastic bottles – no
other plastics can be accepted e.g. yoghurt pots, margarine tubs,
- Household metal packaging includes - Drinks
cans, food tins, aerosols, clean, aluminium foil, metal bottle and
Sack for cardboard
- cardboard includes - Brown, white and grey
cardboard, brown paper, coloured paper, wrapping paper (Non shiny)
and greetings cards.
- Please remove all staples, sticky tape and plastic bags.
If you would like more information on waste please see our
'Learn more about
waste' page where you can find out about recycling campaigns
and view fact sheets.
You will receive a weekly collection of 'black sack' rubbish.
Anyone who uses a wheeled bin or standard rubbish bin for storing
their waste can continue to do this, but we need the rubbish to be
bagged inside the bins. Please see our waste and recycling frequently asked