- Brown, white and grey cardboard
- Brown paper
- Coloured paper
- Wrapping paper (not shiny)
- Greetings cards
Please remove all staples, sticky tape and plastic bags.
If you have extra cardboard, please flat pack it, tie it up with string and put it out beside your recycling.
It is not yet possible to put cartons and paper cups into your orange bag to be recycled.
- Drinks cans
- Food tins
- Clean aluminium foil
- Plastic bottles
- Plastic pots, tubs and trays
Please remember to rinse and squash any dirty cans or tins, plastic pots, tubs and trays before recycling them. Bottles should be washed, squashed and lids back on.
- BT and Thompson phone directories
- Yellow Pages
- junk mail
- white office paper
- white envelopes (including window envelopes)
Shredded paper - Put it in a plastic bag and tie it up.
Glass bottles and jars
No broken glass, please. If you have broken glass, put it in a rigid plastic box like an ice cream container, mark it clearly as 'broken glass' and put it out with your household rubbish.
Clean dry clothing, shoes, towels and sheets (no duvets or pillows). Put them in a plastic bag to keep them dry and put the bag on top of your recycling box.
We are experiencing delays with some recycling container stock deliveries. If you order a Black Box it may take up to 20 calendar days for us to deliver it. This may therefore arrive later than any bags you order which are unaffected and will be delivered within the usual 8 calendar days.
Whether you need more containers because you are so good at recycling or because you don't have any, you can request some using our online form.
You can also collect them for free from most of our Information Service offices.
- If you have extra cardboard, please flat pack it, tie it up with string and put it out beside your recycling.
- If you have extra plastic, cans or paper please collect into another bag and put it beside your recycling.
- You can also take extra material to your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre.