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Recycling containers and excess recycling

Dry recycling

Dry recycling is the material that goes in the 240 litre blue-lid bin and is collected fortnightly. If your property doesn't have wheeled bins, recyclable materials are collected in the blue box and blue bags. (See below).

Your bin / box / bag should be put out at the edge of your property by 7am on the day of collection.

What can I recycle?

Blue-lid bin

blue bin

Body of bin

  • Mixed glass bottles and jars - (green, brown, clear and blue glass - please remove caps, tops, lids and corks)
  • food and drinks cans
  • aerosols
  • aluminium trays/foil trays
  • plastic bottles including plastic caps (no trigger sprays)
  • plastic containers
  • beverage cartons

Plastic recycling symbols 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 in the blue lid recycling bin / or blue bag if on a sack collection.

Plastic symbols 6 & 7 must go in the refuse grey lid bin or black sacks.

Recycling bin Insert

insert

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • postal advertising
  • envelopes
  • paper (including shredded paper)
  • telephone directories (including yellow pages)
  • cardboard / card

Please flatten and where possible remove all staples and packaging tape. Please remove all polystyrene and bubble wrap. Pieces of cardboard that will not fit in the bin can be flattened and placed next to the bin for collection.

Large cardboard boxes should be flattened and broken down into smaller pieces to fit the recycling compartment of our trucks.

Blue box and bags

Some properties use a blue box and blue bags for recycling rather than the blue-lid bin. These are only issued to properties that cannot accommodate a blue-lid bin due to their design or because our vehicle can't get to them.

The blue box is collected each fortnight, along with the blue bag.

Your blue box should be placed at the edge of your property by 7.00am on the day of collection.

Blue box

blue box

  • glass bottles and jars
  • beverage cartons
  • foil trays
  • cans
  • aerosols

Blue bag one

blue bag

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • postal advertising
  • white and brown envelopes
  • paper (including shredded paper)
  • telephone directories (including yellow pages)
  • cardboard / card

Please flatten and where possible remove all staples and packaging tape. Please remove all polystyrene and bubble wrap. Flatten large pieces of cardboard that will not fit in your blue bag and place them securely under your blue bag or blue box.

Blue bag two

blue bag

plastic bottles (including plastic caps) and containers

Please do not mix the two types of recyclable materials in the two bags. We can't recycle the material if the two recycling bags contain mixed items.

Please do not put plastic wrapping or polystyrene in your recycling containers.

We'll take additional material if placed at the side of your recycling containers providing it is easily identified as recycling material and is suitably contained. Use transparent containers (such as stacker boxes) rather than black bags so that the content can be easily identified. Additional containers can be requested if you have extra recycling on a regular basis online request form. Large families that regularly produce lots of excess recycling can contact us to request an additional blue lidded bin if they have storage space.

Please ensure any excess card, paper, magazines etc are separated from other excess recycling, ie glass, plastics, cans, beverage cartons, aerosols and foil trays.

Large cardboard boxes should be flattened and broken down into smaller pieces no wider than 0.5m to fit the recycling compartment of our trucks.

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