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Weekly Recycling Collections

The guide below explains what goes into each container in the new service.

New Recycling Service

We are rolling out the new service throughout Spring 2021

If you have received your new containers, please follow the guidance below.

If you have not received your new containers, please continue to use the blue and clear sacks.

Reusable White Sack

Reusable White Sack

Household Plastic Packaging

  • Detergent and soap bottles (no pumps)
  • Cleaning product bottles
  • Skin care product bottles
  • Pop and water bottles
  • Milk bottles
  • Pots (e.g. yoghurt, soup)
  • Tubs (e.g. margarine, ice cream)
  • Trays and punnets (meat trays, takeaway trays, fruit and veg trays)
  • Plant pots (not black ones)

Household metal packaging

  • Drink cans
  • Food tins
  • Biscuit or chocolate tins
  • Aerosols (empty)
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Foil Trays (takeaway trays)
  • Aluminium tubes ( e.g. tomato purée)
  • Metal lids from jars and bottles

Empty all packaging and rinse clean. Replace bottle lids and tops, and flatten bottles where possible. You can leave labels on all packaging, but place film lids, absorbent pads etc. in your grey bin.

Remember, no plastic films or black plastic.

Box 1

Box 1


  • Mixed Paper
  • Magazine, brochures and catalogues
  • White paper (e.g. computer paper, letters etc.)
  • Envelopes (no plastic)
  • Junk mail

Glass bottles and jars

  • Bottles of any colour (e.g. wine, beer, sauce, oil etc.)
  • Jars of any colour (e.g. jam, sauce, baby food etc.)
  • Non-food bottles and jars (e.g. perfume, aftershave, face creams)

Items must be sorted by material type within the box.

Paper must be free of dirt, food or paint. Dirty or greasy paper (such as chip shop wrappers) should go in your grey bin.

Metal lids and caps should go in the reusable sack.

Box 2

Box 2


  • Cardboard boxes (e.g. cereal boxes, dishwasher tablet boxes)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Online delivery boxes and cardboard envelopes
  • Greetings cards - no glitter
  • Egg boxes
  • Brown paper
  • Food and Drink Cartons

Batteries and Printer Cartridges

  • All household batteries including 'button' batteries from watches, hearing aids etc.
  • Battery packs from household tools such as strimmers.
  • Battery packs from laptops or phones.
  • All household printer cartridges.

Items must be sorted by material type within the box.

Cardboard must be free of dirt, food or paint. Dirty or greasy cardboard (such as takeaway pizza boxes) should go in your grey bin.

Pieces of cardboard can be placed alongside Box 2 if your box is full, as long as they are under 75 cm long.

Batteries should be placed in a small clear tied bag, such as a sandwich bag or empty bread bag. Cover the contacts on lithium and button batteries with sticky tape to reduce fire risk.

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