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Weekly Recycling Collections

Your recycling boxes and reusable sack are collected every week.

Food waste (see Food Waste Collections) is also collected weekly.

If you have not received your stickers and/or information pack, you can order them using this link.

If you need new containers, or a replacement, you can order them here.

Reusable White Sack

a cartoon style image of a reusable white sack and some of the items that can go in it.

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 black sack.

Remember, no black plastic.

Box 1

a cartoon style image of recycling box 1 and some of the items that can go in it


  • Paper
  • Magazine, brochures and catalogues
  • White paper (e.g. computer paper, letters etc.)
  • Telephone directories
  • Envelopes (including those with windows)
  • Books

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)


  • Drinks cartons (e.g. juices, milk, plant-based milk
  • Food cartons (e.g. soup, custard, flour)

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 black sacks.

Metal lids and caps should go in the reusable sack. Empty and rinse all containers, and where possible, squash or fold containers to save space.

Box 2

a cartoon style image of recycling box 2 and some of the items that can go in it


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

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.


  • Trousers and skirts
  • Jumpers and cardigans
  • Coats and jackets
  • Shirts and t-shirts

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 black sacks.

Pieces of cardboard can be placed alongside Box 2 if your box is full, as long as they are under 70 cm long.

Clothes must be clean and dry.

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.

Remember, your recycling should be out at the collection point by 7.30 a.m. on the day of collection.

I need a new white sack, recycling box or garden waste sack?

If you need any new containers, please use this link to order replacements.

Can I get help to put out my recycling?

Yes. If you are physically unable to put your recycling containers at the collection point, we can arrange an Assisted Collection.

What if my recycling hasn't been collected?

  • Have you checked to make sure you have sorted your items correctly?
  • Did you put your recycling out before 7.30 a.m. on the day of collection?
  • Have you checked to make sure your recycling is not contaminated, for example by broken glass, or dirty items?

If the answer to all of these questions is yes, please Report a Missed Collection.

What do I do with items you can't collect?

If you need to dispose of items which can't be collected in the containers or sacks, please take it to the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Please use the button below to find your nearest centre.

Find your nearest recycling centre.

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