Recycling collections

 

Recycling is collected fortnightly and collections begin at 7am.  Please make sure your recycling is out by this time.  Put it at the boundary of your property, as close to the public highway as possible.

Collection days   Report a missed collection   Recycling containers 

Which container should I use?

You should have a recycling box and three reusable sacks. If you don’t, you can order recycling containers online, or you can collect them for free from some local one stop shop.

What items cannot be recycled?

We currently are unable to recycle the following items:

  • Black plastic pots tubs and trays - plastics are predominantly sorted with lasers that can identify the different types of plastic. The lasers cannot “see” the black plastic and it ends up in the reject pile at the end of the process and is not recycled.
  • Plastic film e.g. Cling film
  • Plastic oil or pesticide containers
  • Plastic bags e.g carrier bags, sandwich bags, freezer bags
  • Expanded polystyrene
  • Any plastic containers larger than three litres
  • Pet food pouches
  • Film lids from pots, tubs and trays
  • Crisp/sweet packets
  • Rigid plastics e.g. toys, furniture, ‘Tupperware’
  • Drinks and Juice cartons
  • Plastic straws

What happens to my recycling?

Once your recycling has been collected it is sent to different parts of the UK and either sold, re-used or turned into other things.  Glass bottles and jars are shipped as far as Portugal where the glass is made back into glass bottles.

View the recycling destinations document to find out where your recycling ends up and what happens next.

What happens when plastic tubs are recycled?

Order new or extra recycling containers

If you regularly have too much recycling for your box and sacks, or you don't have any containers, you can order extra equipment.

Order recycling containers 

Or you can get more containers from some of our one stop shops.

I have more cardboard to recycle than usual, what should I do?

If you have extra cardboard, please flat pack it, tie it up with string and put it out beside your recycling.

You can also take it to your local household waste and recycling centre or a recycling bank. You can enter your postcode on the Recycle Now website to find your nearest recycling bank.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

There are simple things we can all do to help cut down on waste, like not buying more food than we need, buying things with less packaging and reusing household items and furniture.  Try some of our tips on the reduce, reuse, recycle page.