Items that cannot be recycled

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


There are a number of items which cannot be recycled.  We cannot recycle:

  • Black plastic
  • Plastic film, eg, cling film
  • Plastic oil or pesticide containers
  • Plastic bags, eg, carrier bags, sandwich bags, freezer bags
  • Expanded polystyrene
  • Pet food pouches
  • Film lids from pots, tubs and trays
  • Crisp/sweet packets
  • Rigid plastics, eg, toys, furniture,
  • Plastic straws
  • Plant pots

We are not currently able to collect drinks and juice cartons for recycling as part of our kerbside recycling service.  However, you can take food and drink cartons and paper cups to our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC).

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